Webinar: BioTech vs. BioPharma – Find Your Path!

Representative: Professor Wim Meijer and Supriya Samson
25th Jan 2024
16:00 - 17:00
SI-UK India (Online)

Get ready to join a unique webinar in February where University of Dublin professors, students, and staff will discuss and demonstrate the insights of UCD Biotech and Bio Pharma-related programmes, and their career scope. Ireland is known to have a desirable biotechnology sector and is home to the world’s top 10 global biopharmaceutical companies.  

Why should you attend the webinar?
The online webinar is led by UCD professors, students, and staff, and you can explore UCD programmes relating to data science subject matter.  

Who should attend the webinar?
Students interested in exploring Biotech and BioPharma related UCD programmes who aspire to have a career in a BioTech or BioPharma field. 

Why choose University College Dublin? 
University College Dublin, Ireland Global University is Ireland’s largest international university and a top 1% world university.  Established in 1854, the university has a student body of over 38,000 students, with over 10,000 international students drawn from 144 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education, with over 12,000 graduate students and more than 2,000 graduate research students. Located in Dublin, Ireland, hailed as one of the safest countries in the world and one of the friendliest cities in Europe. 

 The main attraction point of the university is its strength in teaching, research, and creation of programme portfolios, with excellent career support. Students will also gain access to interview prep, internship opportunities, and alumni connections. Also, through the UCD Jumpstart programme platform, they can begin their preparations before they arrive on campus.   

BioTech and BioPharma courses offered at University College Dublin
Interested students will learn about different BioTech and BioPharma courses in this webinar. Here is a brief overview of the programmes that you can opt for -

  • MEngSc Biopharmaceutical Engineering
    The pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry plays a significant role in the Irish economy, generating over 50 percent of the GDP. The sector has consistently grown and sustained success with high-profile investments in recent years. Graduates can expect excellent career opportunities as the programme is closely linked with the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), a global center of excellence for training and research in bioprocessing.

    Students will gain insights into the latest developments in science and technology, exploring a substantial coverage of scientific, technical, management, and regulatory issues associated with this industry. This programme suits science and engineering graduates who wish to obtain a highly relevant qualification for the biopharmaceutical industry. 
  • MSc Biotechnology
    Biotechnology encompasses all aspects of the industrial application of living organisms and biological techniques.  Leading academics in the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science teach MSc Biotechnology. It focuses on broadening your knowledge and understanding of the current technologies and processes in the biotechnology industry, including approaches being applied to further advance the discovery and design of new and highly innovative biotechnology and pharmaceutical products. It also provides modules on food and environmental biotechnology and industrially relevant expertise in bioprocess technology, regulatory affairs, and clinical trials. 


  • MSc Biotechnology and Business
    The MSc Biotechnology & Business is an exciting programme for non-business graduates who want to become managers or entrepreneurs in complex business environments in technology and science-based fields. The MSc Biotechnology & Business provides a solid grounding in the science underpinning biotechnology and a comprehensive business education. The programme results from a close collaboration between the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland’s leading business school. 


  • MSc Biotherapeutics
    The MSc in Biotherapeutics educates students on the practical uses of molecular advances in discovering protein and other biomolecular drug candidates and their development into biotherapeutics. It provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the development of biotherapeutics, beginning with pre-clinical modeling and target identification, antibody engineering, biochemical and biophysical characterisation, and development issues for bioprocessing.

    The curriculum comprises systems biology of biotechnological processes, proteomics-based discovery data analysis, mathematical modeling, bioinformatics analysis, data-integration strategies, regulatory issues, and commercialisation strategies. A practical 6-month drug discovery laboratory project will form a significant component of the experience of how drug candidates are identified and brought through the development pipeline. 
  • MSc Biotherapeutics and Business
    The MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business educates students on the practical uses of molecular advances in discovering proteins and other biomolecular drug candidates and their development into biotherapeutics. It will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the development of biotherapeutics, beginning with pre-clinical modeling and target identification, antibody engineering, biochemical and biophysical characterisation, and development issues for bioprocessing. You will also learn to identify and solve business problems in local and international settings, enhancing your communication and leadership skills and improving your ability for independent thinking and developing creative solutions 
  •  MSc Plant Biology and Biotechnology
    It is a one-year MSc programme that will allow you to understand the anatomy of plants and their significance to our well-being. The course will explore different subjects and a range of disciplines, including genetics, genomics, cell biology, physiology, ecology, and studies on climate change. Students will gain knowledge and skills in these recent advances to rise to future challenges in academics, industry, and policy development. A module on entrepreneurship in plant biology is also included.

    MSc Plant Biology and Biotechnology are taught by researchers from the UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science, who represent the most extensive group of plant scientists in Ireland, with research interests ranging from genetics and molecular biology of the cell to plant physiology and ecology. 
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