Analytical chemists investigate the chemical nature of substances to identify and understand how they behave in different conditions. In the pharmaceutical industry, for example, analytical chemists are involved throughout the drug development process to help determine the quality and stability of drug products. This three-year programme is designed to produce graduates with expertise in modern analytical science and its applications in industry.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
This degree programme offers excellent career prospects in a range of industrial and public laboratories, particularly in the Pharmaceutical sector. Analytical scientists make essential contributions to fields as diverse as: drug formulation and development; chemical or forensic analysis; process development; product validation; quality control; toxicology; environmental analysis and food analysis. Since analytical science has a universal language, graduates have the opportunity to travel and work abroad.