Griffith College

MSc In Pharmaceutical Business and Technology

MSc In Pharmaceutical Business and Technology

MSc In Pharmaceutical Business and Technology

The programme is targeted at those who wish to develop their career in the areas of pharmaceutical operations, compliance, business improvement

MSc In Pharmaceutical Business and Technology
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:9

This 12 month programme is a unique blend of a technology and business qualification. It will focus on core competencies such as Pharmaceutical Processes and Production, Pharmaceutical Business Introduction & Technology transfer, Emerging trends in the industry, the implementation of Operational Excellence (Lean & Six Sigma), Regulatory aspects of the Pharmaceutical industry, Data Analytics, Strategic Thinking and Leadership development and Professional Skills.

With extensive input and participation from the pharmaceutical and clinical trials sectors, this programme is ideal for those involved in manufacturing, compliance, business improvement, quality assurance, validation, data analytics, clinical trial co-ordination and engineering.

All classes are broadcast live using an online training platform, offering the learners the opportunity to either physically attend or join the class online. All classes are recorded also allowing learners the opportunity to view later and support revision.

Online learning and support will be provided through the use of Moodle. Extensive coaching and mentoring workshops will be provided with specific focus on individual assessment and improvement.

Read the Overview MSc In Pharmaceutical Business and Technology

This two-stage programme is delivered 2 evenings per week and 2 Saturdays per month.

  • Stage 1:  A two-semester taught programme in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology (60 ETCS Credits) leading cumulatively to a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology.

  • Stage 2: A one-semester dissertation stage leading to an MSc of Science in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology.


    Course Content

    • Process, Production & Pharmaceutical Quality
    • 21st Century Dynamics & Emerging Trends
    • Regulatory Landscape of Pharmaceutical Business
    • Clinical Research Management
    • Pharmaceutical Technology Transfer
    • Strategy, Leadership & the Culture of Innovation
    • Operational Excellence & the Science of Innovation
    • Research Methods
    • Dissertation


Entry Requirements
General Requirements
Requirements MSc In Pharmaceutical Business and Technology

The primary target audience are those with a minimum qualification of higher degree (minimum 2.2 or higher) at NFQ Level 8 or higher in Science, Engineering or Quality or related discipline.


Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email:

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Please Note: A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

If you would like to discuss payment options for this course, contact Orla on +353 1 4853346 or email

EU living Ireland: 
EUR 8, 450
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 8, 450
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 11, 950
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 11, 950
How to Apply

Applicants should contact Orla McKiernan or a member of Innopharma College of Applied Sciences education team at +353 1 485 3346 or email

Academic Progression: 

Options are available and will depend on the academic requirements and the career choice of the learner.

Career Progression: 

Potential roles successful students may fill upon completion of this course:

  • Business Operations Supervisor / Manager
  • Clinical Trials Co-ordinator / Manager
  • Quality Supervisor / Manager
  • Compliance Specialist / Manager
  • New Business Introduction Specialist / Manager
  • Business Improvement Specialist - Lean Six Sigma
  • Project Co-ordinator / Manager
  • Technology Specialist / Manager
Career Progression MSc In Pharmaceutical Business and Technology

Get in Touch

Get in Touch If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.