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Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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DC161
Analytical 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 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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4 Years
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Analytical Science is the tern given to the science of detection and measurement.

This BSc employs an interdisciplinary approach educating one on both theoretical and practical aspects of chemical, biochemical and microbiological analysis.

Year One offers courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology with years two and three focussing on analytical science. In year three one chooses between a chemistry or biology stream. Final year leads to increased specialisation in your field.

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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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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques


Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules including 4 from the following modules: C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry
C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology
C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills
and a pass in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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A period of industrial placement (INTRA) before final year provides valuable work experience in a real-life setting, putting theory into practice.

Graduates move into Careers in Quality Control, Product Development, Research, Testing, Forensic Analysis in the areas of Pharmaceuticals, Biopharmaceutical, Food and Drink Industry, Government Agencies and Education.



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