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Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compouds, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
BSc Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compouds at University College Cork is an interdisciplinary course focusing on the chemistry and biology of the pharmaceutical industry and includes a five-month industrial placement.
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The Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compouds course from University College Cork is an excellent pathway to careers in the pharmaceutical industry and is accredited by the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland and the Royal Society of Chemistry.Industry experts lecture on pharmaceutical technology, regulatory issues and the industry in Ireland. 

Our placement scheme includes application and interview training. Interviews with companies will be organised.

Core subjects include organic, analytical and pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, supported by modules on physical and inorganic chemistry, physiology, mathematics and physics.Final-year research projects are written on pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmaceutical bio-science.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • analyse and solve problems relating to pharmaceuticals
  • outline the fundamental chemistry and biology of pharmaceuticals
  • design experiments in pharmaceutical chemistry and biology
  • communicate with pharmaceutical scientists
  • engage with the pharmaceutical manufacturing process, and appreciate the opportunities and challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Cell, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution
  • Introduction to Biological Chemistry and Microbiology
  • Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animal
  • Biodiversity, Ecology and Environmental Biology
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Physics 

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General Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate entry requirements: H5 in two subjects and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
  • Special Entry Requirement:  H4 in a Laboratory Science subject or Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.  Students presenting with a 2016 (or previous) Leaving Certificate must present with a HC2 in a Laboratory Science subject or Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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