Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
Are you interested in a career that can really make a practical contribution to helping address the challenges that presently face the world, e.g. the discovery of new drugs to fight disease, or inventing new materials for biomedical devices?
Have you a flair for science and technology and would like to use these talents in a well-paid, intellectually satisfying and productive career as a professional chemist?
If so, then this may be the programme for you.
Why Study Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry at UL?
The Pharmaceutical & Industrial Chemistry degree course qualifies you for employment in a variety of professional careers in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biomedical and chemical sectors. The course structure combines both theory and practical work to ensure graduates are well prepared for the challenges of a position in each of these fields upon graduation. Fundamental and applied aspects of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry are covered as well as key elements of computational chemistry and chemical engineering.
In the third year of the programme, you will spend eight months as a full-time paid employee of a pharmaceutical or chemical company during the work placement period (Cooperative Education). The course is accredited by the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) with graduates eligible for RSC Chartered Chemist status.
Answers to frequently asked questions:
- Honours Maths is NOT an entry requirement - ordinary level B3 Maths will see you through the course if you have a C3 in any higher level Science subject;
- Chemistry is NOT an entry requirement - you would have to do some catching up, however, in the first year.
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