B.Sc. On Campus

Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry

Maynooth University

48 months
15000 EUR/year
4317 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This innovative Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry programme from Maynooth University develops skills in problem-solving, communication, scientific writing and presentation – all highly valued in the workforce. 

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These transferable skills will help provide employment opportunities in Chemistry and non-chemistry based careers.

If you are interested in the areas of Chemistry that are important for the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, then this is the degree for you.

Students of the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry programme from Maynooth University have the opportunity to go on site visits to see the workings of pharmaceutical companies. A six-month work placement/internship, subject to availability, will give you an insight into the working environment of a professional chemist and help you to improve your career prospects.

There is a transfer pathway from 1st year MH201 Science to 2nd year MH210 Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry for students who have taken Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and another subject. Students must attain at least 60%. Places are limited and are based on 1st year results.

Career Option 

  • The pharma-chemical industry in Ireland employs more than 25,000 people and produces €39bn in annual exports. Chemists work in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, agrochemical firms, oil companies and manufacturers of detergents, paints and cosmetics.
  • Employment in the business sector and government organisations e.g. forensic science, journalism and the health services.
  • Postgraduate study options include: Research MSc and PhD in Chemistry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Techniques
  • Biomedical Chemistry of Drug Action
  • Biomolecule Production and Structure Determination
  • Heterocyclic Carbohydrate and Peptide Chemistry
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biotechnology Processes 
  • Cellular Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum standard in order to be eligible for consideration for admission is specified for Level 8 in each country section (see EU & EFTA Qualifications link above). In all cases proof of English proficiency is required. In addition there are specific subject requirements for most courses 
  • Only subjects which are normally recognised for purposes of admission to Irish Higher Education Institutions will be considered. In general, vocational subjects will not be considered for Level 8 courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4317 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4317 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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