Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis

  • Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Details available on the Admissions-Postgraduate pages
  • For full details, go to Admissions- Recognition of Prior learning
  • 1 Year Full-time
  • Carlow
  • None
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Further Study & Careers
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
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This course will provide the key mathematical, regulatory and scientific skills to allow the learner to develop, validate and manage advanced spectroscopic methods and data modelling systems for the purpose of manufacturing pharmaceutical products, utilising the most current technology and diagnostic tools.

What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?

This course provides graduates with the analytical skills, theoretical background, and regulatory knowledge to develop and successfully validate and manage advanced spectroscopic methods for in-line at line or QC lab analysis.

It provides a holistic approach, with technical aspects combined with regulatory requirement. Graduates will be technically proficient and regulatory adept.

What subjects will I study?

  • Advanced Spectroscopy
  • Data Analytics
  • Validation for Pharmaceutical Technologies
  • Regulatory Affairs for Pharmaceutical Technologies
  • Work-based Project and Professional Development

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a second class honours degree or higher, or an equivalent in a science, business or management subject. Other applicants will be considered on an individual basis in accordance with the University policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). SETU Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Study Opportunities

Successful graduates may apply to undertake a Master of Science and following this a PhD at SETU Carlow or at another Higher Education Institution.

Potential employment opportunities

Graduates of this course can develop careers in method development, formulation, validation, and regulatory affairs, as well as lead new product development or R&D projects.

Programme Codes & Fees

Programme Code Programme Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
SE51F Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis Carlow Full-time €6,500  Full details available on the Admissions pages

How to apply

  1. Research & choose your programme from our wide range of postgraduate offerings on our website or in our prospectus.
  2. Check all of the relevant programme information including entry requirements, programme code and closing dates, taking time to read the Application Instructions.
  3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at SETU Carlow!

For admissions queries, please email:


Dr David Phelan
BSc, PhD
Programme Director