Available: Full- Time
Duration: 1 year
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Major Award
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Taught
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The MSc in Bioprocessing explores the fundamental science behind bioprocessing ranging from molecular biology to downstream processing in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.
The course will equip students with the latest research advances including data analytics, predictive modelling and new methods to manufacture protein products beyond conventional bacterial and cell culture-based methods.
The MSc is a one year full time programme which is taught through a combination of formal lectures, group tutorial sessions, online learning platforms, practical laboratory experiments and research project work.
The laboratory component will develop key skills in practical biochemistry and biophysics including computational modelling. The tutorials will emphasise problem-based learning to encourage creative self-directed learning and equip students with the advanced numerical and computational skills for proactive troubleshooting in industrial bioprocessing.
Guest speakers at the cutting edge of current industry regulatory affairs will present during the programme. These lectures will be supplemented with additional reading material, assignments, discussion forums and on-line quizzes via Moodle.
The Summer research project will develop student’s presentation skills while also learning about research ethics as they tackle research problems drawn from the current bioprocessing literature and current issues facing bio-based industries. The students will also have the opportunity to work directly in bioprocessing plants through placements with industry partners.
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3|
|Advanced Biophysical Characterisation Techniques||Scientific Communication & Literature Review||Bioprocessing project|
|Predictive Biomelecular Modelling Tools||Bioprocess Safety|
|Advanced Cell Biology||Upstream Processing|
|Biopharmecuticals: From Concept to Product||Downstream Processing|
|Experimental Design and Research Methodology||Regulatory Affairs in Biopharma|
Applicants should normally have a primary degree (Level 8 - NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) with a minimum second class hons, in a relevant branch of science or engineering (e.g., Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology, Environmental, Food or Materials Science, Mechanical, Environmental or Food Engineering).
Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered under the University of Limerick Recognition of Prior Learning policy.
WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
- Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable
English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language)
A copy of your birth certificate/passport
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):
Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English - Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6
Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.
Graduates from this course can choose a career in the areas of Manufacturing, Bio-Industry and Biopharmaceuticals