The curriculum outlined in this paper (and available in full detail on the World Wide Web at http://www.ul.ie/similar to walshg/) is designed as a resource for third level institutions in an attempt to promote postgraduate education and training for the biopharmaceutical sector. A curriculum for an MSc program which is taught in the classroom is presented in modular form and includes detailed syllabi supported with an extensive list of references and resource materials. The educational experience is designed to promote intrinsic interest in the course and encourage a deep study holistic approach, developing higher-order cognitive skills. Formative assignments, interactive learning, seminars, presentations, and symposia, and a period of industrial placement are integral elements of the program. The development of excellent oral and written communication skills is strongly encouraged and should form a significant element of the formal course. An integrated package of learning, application, professional development, and experience is suggested and this should facilitate specialization in any area of the biopharmaceutical sector.