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TL855
Pharmaceutical Science

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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 HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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This programme is designed to develop your skill and competence to work as a laboratory scientist. First year is common to all pharmaceutical science students. It delivers core science modules and fundamental practical skills training. At the end of first year, you choose to specialise in one of four pharmaceutical science streams.

The primary focus of the degree is on pharmaceutical analysis. Modules include biology, chemistry, analytical techniques and instrumentation and pharmaceutical science in industry. You will also cover maths, physics, IT, lab safety, quality control and assurance, how to undertake a laboratory project and general environmental science. 


Food Science with Innovation, Pharmaceutical Analysis with Forensics - IT Tralee

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates take up employment opportunities in laboratory settings across a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, research and development in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, cosmetic, forensic and environmental sectors, as well in the food processing and drinks industries. Our graduates work as laboratory analysts and in quality control, quality assurance, environmental monitoring, training, education and production. Our graduates have found work in a range of local companies, including Temmler, Astellas, Kerry Group, Southern Scientific and Metpro. Many of our graduates have gone further afield to take up positions in world leading pharmaceutical companies in Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Waterford and Galway.



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