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CK402
Biological and Chemical Sciences

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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This course is designed to foster an inter-disciplinary approach across a wide range of biological, biotechnology, medical, chemical, pharmaceutical and ecological research areas.

If you enjoy Biology and/or Chemistry as Leaving Certificate subjects, enjoy working in a laboratory environment and like the challenge and excitement of scientific research and development, then Biological and Chemical Sciences, with its broad range of opportunities, may be the CAO entry route for you.


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Entry to the following degree courses takes place at the beginning of Second Year:

Chemistry; Chemistry with Forensic Science; Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds; Science Education (Chemistry or Biology route);

For those wishing to go down the road of a Biological Science degree, you make your decision at the end of Second Year for the remainder of degree courses:

Biochemistry; Microbiology; Neuroscience; Physiology

The subjects that you will study from Second Year onwards depend upon which programme you enter from the options above. Please see the individual course information pages for details of each of these programmes.


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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques

Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in 5 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification which must include:


5N1833 - Mathematics
or 5N0556 or 6N3395 - Mathematics
or C20139 - Mathematics

5N2746 - Biology
or 5N0737 - Microbiology
or 5N2747 - Chemistry
or 5N1460 - Physics
or C20006 - Biology
or C20041 - Microbiology
or C20011 - Chemistry
or C20048 - Physics

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Careers are available in research and product development, quality control, technical management, marketing, and distribution management in pharmaceutical, chemical and the food industry.



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Fergus works as a Senior Quality Officer in Teva Pharmaceuticals in Waterford. He completed his Leaving Cert with three Science subjects and went on to University College Cork to complete a degree in Microbiology. He started in Teva as a QA (Quality Assurance) Analyst and worked up to his current position.
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Michael Bohane 2
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Michael Bohane works as a QA Manager for Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland based in Waterford. Following his Leaving Cert he did a BSc and then a MSc in Biochemistry in UCC. He also did a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practice (QP Qualification) allowing him to function as a QP and release product to market.
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