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Bioprocessing (L6, 30 ECTS)

Status: Register Interest




8 Months


Applied Science

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



This programme aims to equip the students with a specialised knowledge of Biopharmaceutical production and the necessary support skills in Bioprocessing, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Cleanroom & Asceptic Techniques and Cell Biology.

Career development and work preparation skills will also be included.



What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Please list on your online application.

Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements may be admitted to the programme if they have attained appropriate experience and thresholds deemed equivalent, on the recommendation of the Institute.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Modules Bioprocessing (5 credits)
Cell Biology (10 credits)
Good Manufacturing Practice (5 credits)
NIBRT Bioprocessing Practical (10 credits)

More Information


Lectures online 7 hours per week.

NIBRT Bioprocessing Practical: NIBRT Dublin & Online (due to Covid 19 restrictions) (blocked 10 x 6hr)

Laboratory Practicals: 5 days x 6hr blocked laboratory session delivery in December & May (15%)

Online: ‚Äč7hr lectures per week (60%) and some of NIBRT component (6hr every 2nd week)  due to Covid restrictions ( Lectures 60%, total with NIBRT 80% if delivered online which is most likely)

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college.  The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


The modules will be assessed by a combination of Continuous Assessment and Final Examination papers.


Certificate in Science in Bioprocessing (Special Purpose Award, Level 6, 30 Credits)

Application Deadline

Tuesday 7th September 2021

For queries relating to the course:

Contact: Department of Flexible Learning

LIT Moylish, Tel: 061293055


For academic queries:

Contact: Dr Ann Murray


Course Fees

This programme has been approved for Springboard+ 2021 funding - therefore, no fees will apply for successful applicants. 

Click here for all Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures

Please see for eligibility criteria details.

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020



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