Academic Programmes at NIBRT

NIBRT Supported Academic Programmes

NIBRT partners with universities in Ireland to deliver Masters programmes that provide an interactive and dynamic learning experience to develop the knowledge and appreciation of the conceptual and factual bases for bioprocess design and operations.

The Masters programmes also provide a thorough understanding of bioprocessing, particularly the structures, roles and experimental methods associated with biopharmaceuticals, their analysis, production methods and technology for monitoring and control of bioprocesses.

The Masters programmes can be taken on a part-time or full-time basis and distance learning options are also available. Practical sessions are delivered at NIBRT's state-of-the-art facility.

Current NIBRT Masters Programmes

The M.Sc. is an interactive and dynamic programme that will develop your knowledge and appreciation of the conceptual and factual bases for bioprocess design and operation. It also develops your understanding of bioprocessing, particularly the structures, roles and experimental methods associated with biopharmaceuticals, their analysis, production methods and technology for monitoring and control of bioprocesses.

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Schedule Full-Time and Part-Time
Duration 1 Year
Starts September 2020
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The MEngSc in Biopharmaceutical Engineering programme provides substantial coverage of scientific, technical, management and regulatory issues associated with this industry. The aim of this programme is to offer an internationally recognised high quality flexible curriculum, which follows the latest developments in science and technology. This programme is suitable for Science and Engineering graduates wishing to obtain a…

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Schedule Part time and full time
Duration 1 / 2 Years
Starts Annually in September
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This programme shall address the recognised research and development needs of the Biopharmaceutical industry and has the capacity to develop graduates who will contribute to the Biopharmaceutical industry internationally, nationally and regionally. This programme is jointly offered by IT Sligo and NIBRT.

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Schedule Part time
Duration 2.5 Years
Starts Annually in September
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Online Masters in Biopharmaceutical Science

The MSc is delivered online, on a part-time basis with elective practical placements in NIBRT, Dublin, Ireland. Upon completion you will have achieved an internationally recognised qualification which is highly relevant to the biopharma industry

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Schedule Part-time
Duration 24 months with an additional 6 months for a research project
Starts Annually in January and September
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NIBRT Supported Certificate Courses

Certificates in Science are accredited training programmes that have been designed in association with our industry partners. These programmes focus on upskilling clients on the key competencies required in biopharma manufacturing. They are intensive programmes which are delivered via a blend of distance learning and practical modules delivered in the NIBRT facility.

Current NIBRT Certificate Courses

Certificate in Commissioning, Qualification and Validation for Biologics Manufacturing (CQV)

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NFQ level 9
Credits 30
Cost €6000
Delivery Online
Application deadline 31st August 2021
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NFQ level 9
Credits 30
Cost €6,000
Delivery Online
Application deadline 28st August 2021
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NFQ level 8
Credits 30
Cost €6,300
Delivery Online
Application deadline 31st August 2021
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NFQ level 8
Credits 30
Cost €6,300
Delivery Online
Application deadline 31st August 2021
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NFQ level 7
Credits 30
Cost €4,950
Delivery Online
Application deadline 31st August 2021
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NFQ level 7
Credits 30
Cost €4,950
Delivery Online
Application deadline 31st August 2021
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NFQ level 6
Credits 30
Cost €3,150
Delivery Online
Application deadline 31st August 2021
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Certificate in Science in Biopharmaceutical Processing with NIBRT and IT Sligo

The course is offered in a fully-online manner utilising IT Sligo’s online delivery technologies which will minimise the amount of student time required to travel and attend at either IT Sligo or NIBRT. The Certificate in Science Biopharmaceutical Processing (Special Purpose Award – Level 6) has been developed in consultation with the Biopharmaceutical industry in Ireland to ensure the course offers the skill and experience that is required for this growing industry sector in Ireland. The course has been developed and is offered in conjunction with NIBRT (National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training) with all of the laboratory work taking place at their state-of-the-art training facilities in Dublin.

Course Information
NFQ level 6
Credits 30
Cost €3,150
Delivery Online
Application deadline 31st August 2021
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