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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Science (Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation)

Institute of Technology Carlow
Institute of Technology Carlow
Course Code
CW108 PDF
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time

Course Summary

Pharmaceutics is the process of turning a chemical molecule into a medication to be used safely and effectively by patients. This new programme offers a solid foundation in chemistry and analytical science that will allow graduates to make a significant contribution to the pharmaceutical industry. The programme has been designed to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical industry and in consultation with industry experts, so students will graduate with core skills that are highly sought after. It has a strong focus on practical laboratory experience and employability, preparing students for careers in the pharmaceutical industry, and a academic or industrial research.

Course Details

College Link > CW108 PDF - Science (Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation)

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Career Sectors

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Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

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.

Investigative

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.

Career Progression

Ireland is home to some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies and continues to develop market-leading medicines.Graduates will be skilled pharmaceutical and analytical scientists, knowledgeable in drug formulation and highly employable in areas such as: laboratory and technical work, product development and quality control.

Graduates can progress to an MSc and PhD courses at the Institute of Technology Carlow, or other third level institutions or research centres.

Further Research

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