M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Medicine (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip)

Trinity College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
The course involves completion of taught modules and the additional undertaking of a research project. The modules consist of formal teaching and personal assignments and are run over five terms on a part-time basis (approximately two modules per term). Some of the modules are undertaken by way of distance learning. In addition, the students are assigned a research project (including field work), to be submitted as a dissertation for the degree of M.Sc. only.

Description of Pharmaceutical Medicine (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip)

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This M.Sc. course is administered by the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, in the Trinity Centre of Health Sciences, St James's Hospital, Dublin. It has been developed to provide medical and science graduates with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of clinical pharmacology and pharmaceutical medicine. In-take is on an annual basis. Components of the course include principles of:

  • Pharmacology and biostatistics
  • New drug development and the regulatory environment
  • Pharmacoeconomics and rational use of drugs
  • Pharmacovigilance and drug information

The course involves completion of taught modules and the additional undertaking of a research project. The modules consist of formal teaching and personal assignments and are run over five terms on a part-time basis (approximately two modules per term). Some of the modules are undertaken by way of distance learning. In addition, the students are assigned a research project (including field work), to be submitted as a dissertation for the degree of M.Sc. only.

The syllabus is compliant with PharmaTrain, an EU funded Innovative Medicines Initiative (

Students are assessed by way of continuous assessment and are required to pass written and oral examinations at the end of their course. In addition, they are required to submit a written dissertation on their research project (with the possibility of an oral examination) by the end of the second year of the course.

Prospective students for this course must hold a primary degree in either medicine or another relevant health or science subject. Candidates should have a minimum of two years' practical experience in their area of qualification/pharmaceutical industry. The course is run in the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James's Hospital, Dublin 8.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 31st July
Tuition fee
  • EUR 9500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 4750 Year (EEA)
Start date October  2015
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

Assessment will consist of personal assignments (continuous assessment) and written examinations. Continuous assessment assignments must be completed by the students for each module and submitted at designated time points.
MSc students will be assigned a research project (in primary research), which should be submitted as a dissertation (with the possibility of an oral examination) by the 31st August of the second year.

Requirements for Pharmaceutical Medicine (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip)

Prospective students for this course must hold a primary degree in either medicine or another relevant health or science subject. Candidates should have a minimum of two years´ practical experience in their area of qualification/pharmaceutical industry.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS: Grade 6.5
  • TOEFL: 88 iBT, 230-computer based, 570 paper based
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C

Work Experience for Pharmaceutical Medicine (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip)

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

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