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Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
This programme at Dublin Institute Of Technology offers you the opportunity to obtain a degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The programme is run over three years and includes a final year project.
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Overview

It is a very practical programme that will equip graduates with strong analytical chemistry skills for the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industry in Ireland. It is possible to transfer into the add-on Chemical Sciences Honours degree (DT299) once the appropriate grades are achieved in your final year. Leaving Certificate Chemistry is not a requirement for entry to this programme.

What is...  Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences?

This programme at Dublin Institute Of Technology is designed to educate and train students to become Scientific Analysts for employment in the medicinal products and pharmaceutical sector as well as related chemical industries. A solid foundation in the chemical sciences is provided together with a ‘hands-on’ approach to laboratory work. Access to well-equipped laboratories supports the development of a high standard of practical laboratory skills. Specialised and industrially relevant modules in medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical processes and / or the regulatory environment of the pharmachem sector are delivered at all stages. The programme is designed for the student to experience the skills and competencies required of a Chemical Analyst at all stages.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme are qualified to avail of opportunities in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Chemical Industry, Computer Industry, State Laboratories, Environmental Testing Laboratories, Food and Beverage Industry as well as Hospital Laboratories and Universities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Information Technology
  • Professional Development
  • Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
  • Elective in either Biology or Physics.

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 36 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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