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BioPharmaceutical Science (Online), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
BioPharmaceutical Science (Online) from Institute of Technology Sligo aims to provide students with the knowledge, know-how, training and practical experience to enable them to gain employment in the Biopharmaceutical or Biomedical industries.
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Overview

 One of the key features of the programme BioPharmaceutical Science (Online) from Institute of Technology Sligo is that it combines cutting-edge skills in Biopharmaceutical Science and Medical Biotechnology with an understanding of the legislative and quality control system framework which underpins the industry. A number of the modules incorporate hands-on, laboratory work at the state-of-the-art, NIBRT facility in Dublin.

BioPharmaceutical Science (Online) from Institute of Technology Sligo involves study of the discovery, development and processing of modern, medical drugs by artificially growing some or all of the components utilising cell culture technologies. The processes involved are more biological-based as compared to the more chemical-based processes associated with small-molecule pharmaceutical products. The Medical Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical sectors are among the fastest growing in the Life Sciences area both nationally and internationally.

Careers

Graduates from this programme can expect to find employment in the Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Diagnostics or Pharmaceutical, sectors as well as more broadly in the area of analytical science. In the development of this programme emphasis has been placed on aligning the course content with the skills required by the Pharmaceutical / Biopharmaceutical industry, whilst ensuring that there is sufficient flexibility to allow students to move laterally into associated careers. 

Graduates are typically employed in Scientific, Operations and Quality Assurance / Control positions in the Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry sectors both in Ireland and abroad. Their work may involve the manufacture of novel medicines from living cells, immunodiagnostics, bioanalytics, process validation and process optimization.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Culture Processing
  • Facilities and Utilities
  • Protein Purification
  • Formulation and Fill Finish
  • BioPharmaceutical Quality Systems
  • Bioanalytical Techniques Theory 
  • Lean Sigma
  • Biopharmaceutical Validation
  • Biocontamination Control

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    65

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    513

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Level 6 of 120 credits on the NFQ (Higher Certificate) in Science or in a cognate area. 
  • Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant experience will also be considered through IT Sligo’s RPL process.​

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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