Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science
Discipline: Natural Sciences
Location: Galway - Dublin Road
NFQ Level: 7
Programme Duration: Three years
Mode of Study: Full time
Application Route: Apply through the CAO
CAO Round 1 Points: 295 (2016)
You will be studying an exciting mixture of modules including how to make medicines and how to control the quality of those medicines. Year one involves the study of a range of Science modules, and the subject matter covered in year two of this course includes Chemistry, Analysis of materials, Computing and Microbiological analysis. In year 3, there are further modules in chemistry and a six-month industrial placement.
The course will introduce students to the importance of quality control and quality management in the manufacturing and processing of pharmaceutical and healthcare products. It will improve and extend the supervisory, organisational and managerial potential of students to enable them to obtain well-paid, responsible positions in sectors such as Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Research institutes.
Note: There is no need to have studied chemistry for the Leaving Certificate, as the fundamentals of all science subjects are delivered in year one.
- Chemistry (Organic, Inorganic and Physical)
- Analytical Science
- Forensic Science
- Six month Industrial Placement
Graduates are prepared for employment in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, chemical and food industries and in research institutes. They may also find employment in environmental protection, quality control of starting materials, in-process or finished products. Many graduates have progressed to employment in supervisory, organisational and managerial capacities within industry and some have obtained employment as technical sales representatives in related industries.
Graduates can progress onto the year four of the BSc (Honours) degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science at GMIT (subject to availability of places) or to other relevant honours degree programmes at other Institutes of Technology and universities in Ireland and the UK.
There is a six month work placement in year 3.
Students will be liable for an additional materials fee of €100 per year for certain full time programmes. This fee is not covered by Granting Authorities. Material Fees are not applicable to either Erasmus, Part-Time or Full time Non-EU students.