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Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
This Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry degree offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology focuses on how chemistry can be used for medicinal applications - including drug design, synthesis, and delivery. Graduates of this programme will have skills and expertise in synthetic chemistry applicable for the pharmaceutical and other industries. 
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Overview

Career Opportunities

Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry graduates at Dublin Institute Of Technology can anticipate working in the pharmaceutical industry facilitating the development of new and better medicines as well as the chemical (paints, dyes, adhesives, inks), and allied industries (food, beverages, medical devices, cosmetics, semiconductors). The skill-set developed provides the graduate with an excellent basis for working in a variety of areas including production support, quality and assurance, technical services, research and development and technical sales. Graduates can also take a career in the teaching profession.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students can continue their studies on taught or research programmes (Masters, PhD) at DIT or other institutions as well as professional courses such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

What will I study?

The 4 year degree course is designed around a core chemistry syllabus in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry and incorporates analytical chemistry. The medicinal chemistry component is introduced in the first year of the course and built on in subsequent years. In second year, chemical and pharmaceutical processes and technology are explored and themes developed in third and fourth year. This Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry programme is offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology.

The degree course has a holistic approach to its subject matter to prepare students for the employment market. A key feature in Year 3 of the course is the placement abroad, which begins in Semester 2. Access to a suite of modern instruments and equipment ensures that a high standard of laboratory skills is achieved. Important transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, planning, problem-solving and critical analysis are also developed during the degree course.

Accreditation

‘The Programme is recognised by the Institute of Chemistry in Ireland for Graduate Membership and accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. In addition it is recognised by The Teaching Council for teaching Chemistry to Leaving Certificate level.’

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:

  • Science
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • The Human Body
  • Disease
  • Biomolecules and Organic Synthesis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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