New 1-Year Postgraduate MSc Programme in Industrial Pharmaceutical Sciences, Operations, and Management Launched by the iEd Hub and Cork University Business School

26 Jan 2023

The iEd Hub through the School of Pharmacy and Cork University Business School are delighted to announce the launch of a new 1-year postgraduate MSc programme in Industrial Pharmaceutical Sciences, Operations and Management. This unique multi-disciplinary programme covers the technical, quality, regulatory skills required to work in the (bio)pharma industry as well as the management, leadership and transversal skills required in the workplace. 

The programme was developed by the iEd Hub, a HCI Pillar three funded industry-academia consortium, with industry for industry ensuring employability is at the core of the curriculum.

The programme consists of an intensive 4-month teaching block on campus in UCC in semester 1, followed by an 8-month industrial placement with part-time delivery of modules. There is a major emphasis on practical, applied learning with students spending significant time in the state of the art (bio)pharma pilot manufacturing facilities in the school of pharmacy, simulation facilities in the Assert centre and the Cork Enterprise Training Board biopharma facility in Carrigaline. Students will receive considerable exposure to industry practices through School of Pharmacy staff with industry experience as well as part-time and guest lecturers from industry.

Students will be exposed to leading management practices covering leadership, business, lean, data and project management through an exciting partnership with CUBS department of Management & Marketing and Business information systems.

The programme has opened for applications for programme start in September 2023. For more information, see course homepage and watch our video below!


School of Pharmacy


Cavanagh Pharmacy Building Room UG06 University College Cork