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Are you interested in a career that can really make a practical contribution to help address the challenges currently facing the world, for example, the discovery of new drugs to combat disease or the invention of new materials for biomedical devices?
Do you have a knack for science and technology and would like to use these talents in a well-paid, intellectually satisfying and productive career as a professional chemist?
If so, this may be the program for you.
The Industrial and Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree course qualifies you for employment in a variety of professional careers in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biomedical and chemical sectors. The course structure combines theory and practical work to ensure that graduates are well prepared for the challenges of a position in each of these fields upon graduation. Fundamental and applied aspects of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry are covered, as well as key elements of computational chemistry and chemical engineering.
In the third year of the programme, you will spend eight months as a full-time paid employee of a pharmaceutical or chemical company during the work placement (Co-operative Education). The course is accredited by the Institute of Chemistry Ireland and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) with graduates eligible for RSC Chartered Chemist status.
The programme has a duration of four years. Having followed a broad common first year (LM123) where students will learn about a variety of subjects including;
Applicants must possess at the time of enrolment the prescribed Certificate of Completion (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: two H5 (Higher Level) grades and four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language and English.
In addition, applicants must have a minimum grade of O3/H7 in Mathematics and a grade of H4 in any of the following: Agricultural Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry.
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