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GA782
Chemical and 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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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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This programme focuses on the practical application of chemistry and includes Medicinal Chemistry, Forensic Analysis, Quality Management, Pharmaceutical Science, and Analytical Techniques.

Students learn how new medicines are discovered and how to ensure that they are safe and of high quality. A strong emphasis on practical work and projects gives the students a great experience in all these areas. It prepares graduates for immediate employment in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biomedical and biotechnology sectors.

There is no need to have studied chemistry for the Leaving Certificate, as the fundamentals of all science subjects are delivered in year one.


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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 will fill vacancies in research and development, quality assurance and regulatory departments within the pharmaceutical, biomedical and research sectors. 

They also find employment in accreditation, validation and sales and marketing assosiated with these and other related industries. Opportunites would also exist in areas such as process development and operations, organic synthesis and analysis.

Not all graduates wear white coats. There is a huge demand for graduates from this programme in areas including quality management, quality assurance, training and development, regulatory affairs, marketing and research. In addition, graduates can pursue postgraduate (MSc or PhD) programmes immediately.



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