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Postgraduate Programmes

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is the longest established centre for pharmaceutical education in Ireland with postgraduate degrees by research having been offered by the School at Trinity College Dublin since 1977. Staff contribute to integrated postgraduate taught M.Sc./Diploma courses which are formulated in the context of European and international curriculum strategies which included M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology, M.Sc. in Hospital Pharmacy, M.Sc./PGrad Diploma/Certificate in Community Pharmacy, M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. In addition the School offers a CPD module in Cardiology. Select from options on the left to read more about these courses.

Research M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programmes

Academic staff have active research projects at M.Sc. and Ph.D. level in the traditional pharmacy disciplines: Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Practice of Pharmacy. Currently the main research programmes in the School are:


Including nanopharmacology, nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems and nanodiagnostics.

Drug Delivery & Targeting

Including oral drug delivery (colon-specific, aspirin, protein prodrugs); respiratory drug delivery; macromolecular drug delivery (new technologies, materials, liposomes etc.); nanoparticles; anticancer drug targeting.

Drug Discovery/Design

Including anticancer medicinal chemistry; novel anti-allergic compounds; novel antibiotics. In silico design of new drugs and therapies including High-Performance-Computing (HPC) applications in drug delivery system (DDS) design in vitro and in vivo; In silico high throughput screening for drug discovery.

Drug Action

Including neuropharmacology/aging diseases and therapies; inflammation/ immunomodulation; platelet biology and anti-cancer therapies.

Pharmaceutical Cell Biology

Including drug transport in human respiratory epithelium; interaction between drug delivery systems and cell culture models; development and characterisation of in vitro models for drug absorption across epithelial barriers of the lung, the GIT and the eye.

Practice of Pharmacy

Including pharmaceutical care & continuous improvement of Practice Standards; health care policy and service delivery; health promotion in Primary Care; hospital pharmacy and drug use in hospitals.

Collaborative research is also ongoing with other academic and industry groups, both at national and international levels. In addition,

Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning: Professor John Gilmer

For general enquiries:
Telephone: +353-1-896 2787
Fax: +353-1-896 2810

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Last updated 1 March 2017 by School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (Email).