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Pharmaceutical Healthcare, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The aim of the Pharmaceutical Healthcare programme at Dublin Institute Of Technology is to produce graduates that are capable of making a significant contribution to the operation of the pharmaceutical industry. The primary objective is to give the graduate a broad understanding of the pharmaceutical industry in order to meet the current and anticipated technical needs of the industry.
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Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the Pharmaceutical Healthcare Programme at Dublin Institute Of Technology you will be equipped with the skills to work in a variety of roles within the science and technology industries. The variety of roles our graduates are employed in include; quality control/assurance, product manufacture and development, sales and clinical trials.

Employers of our graduates include; Mylan, Novartis, Pfizer, Servier and Valient.

Graduates have also entered Graduate Development Programmes in large multinational companies such as Abbot, where there are ongoing and expanding opportunities in the coming years in Ireland and internationally. 

What other options do I have after completion?

You may also consider further studies after you graduate. Due to the research focus of the Programme, many of our graduates have pursued Postgraduate Masters Degrees (taught and research) and PhD’s in DIT, TCD, UCD, DCU and overseas. Alternatively, graduates may also consider a teaching career once a suitable postgraduate teaching qualification has been completed. 


Dublin Institute of Technology is distinguished by commitment to our students success. To this my colleagues’ bring creativity, experience, expertise and scholarship, combining the academic excellence of a traditional university with career-focused learning. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Microbiology
  • Communications & Industry
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Safety&Health
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Lab Techniques & Comp Apps
  • Mathematics for Scientists
  • Pharm Microbiology
  • Food & Pharm Instrumentation
  • Introd to Process Technology
  • Introductory Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Regulatory Affairs

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3819 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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