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BSc Advanced Therapeutic Technologies

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BSc Advanced Therapeutic TechnologiesRCSI


Why study Advanced Therapeutic Technologies?

The (Bio) pharmaceutical and health sector is facing a new era of opportunity as it incorporates healthcare innovations and technologies in areas such as genomics, precision medicines, big data and connected health. With issues of sustainability, an aging population and increasing levels of non-communicable diseases, the rapid acceleration of healthcare-related knowledge which fuses digital technologies with traditional science offers the potential for radical sectoral transformation and enhanced patient outcomes.  This has led to an increasing focus on disease prevention and tailored therapies and technologies.


Given this, there is a need to reimagine University science education to develop the next generation of scientists capable of innovating and collaborating to deliver the next generation of transformative therapeutic technologies. The RCSI BSc Advanced Therapeutic Technologies* has been designed specifically to equip students with extensive, future focussed scientific knowledge & technical skills in addition to transversal competencies to address current and future global healthcare needs.

*Subject to final accreditation 

Course details

The BSc Advanced Therapeutic Technologies* programme will provide an excellent student experience that equips graduates with the technical and transversal competencies to become future leaders in healthcare innovation and technology. The programme has been designed to address both the current and future skills needs of the (Bio)pharmaceutical and related industries as identified in National and International skills reports. The curriculum draws upon cutting edge developments across scientific disciplines, including Genetics & Genomics, Computational Biology, Data Analytics, Drug Delivery, Pharmacology, Immunology and Connected Health.


The programme Teaching and Learning strategy is designed to ensure that programme graduates can apply the knowledge and skills they will have gained in the real world to design, create and implement innovative solutions to complex health-care problems. Employability is embedded throughout the programme and students develop transversal skills through the Professional Formation modules as well as competencies in Project Management, Leadership and Management, Enterprise & Innovation & Regulatory Science. Employability is further enhanced by completion of a longitudinal pharma industry placement of 8 months in Year 3 either within or outside Ireland.


The programme will incorporate active learning techniques with a mix of team-based and individual-focused projects and a significant practical focus with a view to ensuring workplace readiness.

The programme is 4 years in total, leading to the award of Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Advanced Therapeutic Technologies.

*Subject to final accreditation

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