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M.Sc. in Digital Transformation (Life Sciences)

Degree awarded
Level 9 Masters / Post Graduate Degree Master of Science

Innopharma Education, Ravenscourt Campus, Three Rock Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Ireland D18 K599

+353 (01) 485 334

E-mail address

Type of course
Full time & Part time options

Language of tuition

Length of course
Full time: MSc runs over 3 semesters. PgDip runs over 2 Semesters
Part time: MSc runs over 5 Semesters. PgDip runs over 3 Semesters

Date of commencement
September 2024

Application deadline
30th July

Class size
FT – 100 Learners

Cost / fees
Full time - €8450

Funded Accommodation available

Student profile
1. Ratio of Men / Women - 50%
2. Age range – 25 to 50 years of age

Admission requirements
See opposite / below

Programme Director
Robert Farell

Contact details for application
Kathleen Moore
Tel: +353 1 574 3766
Email – moorek(at)

Innopharma Education in collaboration with Griffith College

M.Sc. in Digital Transformation (Life Sciences)

Designed and developed in collaboration with Griffith College and Microsoft, this programme will explore the technology that is driving digital transformation and understand what it means for an organisation. Gain expertise in process digitalisation, data management, data analytics and data visualisation. Harness the power of disruptive technologies to improve operational excellence and increase business value. Analyse the impact of digital transformation on organisational structure and the critical skills and competencies required for future career success.

This unique Master’s Degree combines new technologies, data and improved ways of working for those interested in progressing their career in the Life Science sectors.

Modules include:
  • Advanced Manufacturing in the Smart Factory
  • Business Case Development
  • Quality Management in a Digital Age
  • Big Data Acquisition and Management
  • Operational Excellence - Lean Sigma 4.0
  • Analysis of Big Data
  • Data Visualisation and Storytelling
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
Upon the completion of this course, graduates have gone onto work in roles such as:
  • Project/Program Management
  • Operations roles – managers / supervisors / process engineers
  • Business intelligence / data analysis / data analytics
  • Design engineering / new product introduction / product programme manager
  • Regulatory affairs / compliance specialist
  • Medical vigilance / surveillance and risk management
  • Process business improvement specialists / managers
  • Quality assurance specialist / manager
Why upskill for the Irish process manufacturing sector?
  • Over 130,000 people employed
  • 8 of the top 10 worlds medtech companies in Ireland
  • 9 of the top 10 world's biopharma companies in Ireland
  • €62 billion in exports
  • Over 40,000 new jobs predicted

Admission requirements

This course is suitable for those who possess qualifications at NFQ Level 8 Honours degree with a 2.2 or higher in a Science, Manufacturing, Quality, Computation, Engineering or a related discipline.

Language requirements (English test results required below)
IELTS - 6.0 (no component below 5.5), Duolingo - 105-115 (overall) (no component below 95), OUP - 67-73 (no component lower than 60), TOEFL IBT - 60 overall (no component below 12), Cambridge - 169 (no component below 162), PTE - 46 overall (no component less than 36)

Students must be resident in Ireland for the duration of the programme.

About Innnopharma Education

In 2015, the Griffith Innopharma Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science was established to provide graduates with the skills and competencies necessary for a successful career in Ireland's flourishing pharmaceutical and medtech sectors. Innopharma education are experts at training and upskilling personnel to integrate into operations, compliance and analytical roles for the Pharmaceutical/Biotech and MedTech sectors.

All Griffith and Innnopharma Education courses lead to accredited awards. Each provides strong scientific content, practical applications, a business context, and professional development.