Pharmaceutical science combines a broad range of biology and chemistry disciplines that are critical to the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies. This course covers the development from discovery through to the formulation of medicines, and highlights the importance of the regulatory requirements to get a new drug on the market. Over the three years, you’ll be introduced to the technical, regulatory and management aspects of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.
In Year 1, you’ll gain fundamental knowledge in chemistry and biology. In Years 2 and 3, you’re introduced to pharmaceutical-focused modules. In third year, you can do a 6-8 month placement in one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Ireland or complete an Erasmus research-focused placement in a European university. Placement gives you a considerable advantage when seeking employment.
The programme is taught by lecturers from both academic and pharmaceutical industry backgrounds and aims to provide students with industry-relevant experience so as to enhance their career prospects.
- Process Technologist
- Regulatory Compliance Officer
- Process Development
- Microbiological Analyst
- Environmental Monitor Officer
Principles of Biochemistry
Lab Skills III (Pharma Science)
API Process and Spectroscopy
Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
Lab Skills IV (Pharma Science)
Organic Chemistry 3
Good Manufacturing Practice and Quality Systems
Lab Skills V (Pharma Science)
Placement is a fantastic opportunity offered in this course which allows you access to work in leading pharmaceutical companies. Hands-on experience in the pharmaceutical pilot on campus during the course was invaluable and prepared us to go straight to industry. I really enjoyed my work placement abroad which was organised through the Erasmus Programme