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Pharmaceutical Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Pharmaceutical manufacture and formulation is a rapidly expanding industry in Ireland. Nine out of ten of the top companies in the world have operations in Ireland.
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Overview

The pharmaceutical sciences combine a broad range of biology and chemistry disciplines that are critical to the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies, for example the knowledge and skills required to design and make new anti-cancer and anti-viral agents. Students learn about drug development from discovery through to formulation. The course also highlights the importance of regulatory requirements in bringing new drugs to market. Over the three years of the course students are introduced to the technical, regulatory and management aspects of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.

This course is of three years duration, with two semesters in each year. First and second year are common and focus on developing fundamental knowledge and skills in both biology and chemistry. The course allows students to specialise in either Pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical Science in Year 3. For the final part of the course, the student completes a 6-8 month placement as part of the student industrial placement programme (SIPP). This placement gives the student a considerable advantage when seeking employment after completing the course. The majority of placements are based in Pharmaceutical companies in Ireland but there are some opportunities to work abroad.

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:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Laboratory Skills 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate with a minimum of Grade C3 in two Higher Level subjects, and a minimum of Grade D3 (Ordinary Level) in 4 other subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination, which must include Mathematics and English.
  • No Leaving Cert Science subject is required for this programme
  • Recent minimum CAO points:  325
  • Points range of recent offers: 325-605

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3250 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.

Funding

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