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Analytical Chemistry (Environmental, Forensic and Pharmaceutical), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Analytical Chemistry (Environmental, Forensic and Pharmaceutical) studied at Dublin Institute Of Technology is a branch of science that includes the identification of chemical compounds present in a sample provided.
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It also involves quantitative analysis – which determines the precise amounts of each compound present in the sample. An Analytical Chemist is trained to use modern analytical techniques and instruments to develop strategies for the detection, identification and quantification of substances  such  as  the  pollutants  in air and water, illegal substances in suspicious powders and the active pharmaceutical ingredients in medicinal products. Analytical Chemistry (Environmental, Forensic and Pharmaceutical)  graduates at Dublin Institute Of Technology are work-ready and obtain rigorous scientific training including a 6 month work placement.

Career Opportunities

Exciting opportunities are available with employers in the environmental, forensic and pharmaceutical sectors and related areas. 

Recent graduates obtained positions with the Environmental Protection Agency, State Laboratory, Forensic Science Ireland, Pfizer, Abbott, Amgen, Henkel and MSD.

Career paths include:

  • Environmental monitoring - for pollutant levels in air, water and soil.
  • Forensic analysis - of trace evidence from crime scenes.
  • Pharmaceutical analysis – of medicines to establish their quality and stability.
  • Chemical analysis - of complex mixtures found in foods, cosmetics etc.

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:

  • environmental and forensic chemistry
  • pharmaceutical applications 
  • forensic applications
  • environmental applications
  • analytical  chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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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.
  • 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

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