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SG445
Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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The programme consists of a unique mix of science disciplines based on pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industry requirements. It is a multidisciplinary programme, allowing students to develop a range of skills, covering scientific, engineering, regulatory and quality issues, as well as delivering excellent communication skills. Modules are based around the core pharmaceutical sciences, but with emphasis also placed on modern technology and advances within the sector.

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SG445 - Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development
IT Sligo

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SG445 - Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
Three distinctions and a pass in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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Gradates take up employment opportunities in the pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biomedical and medical device sectors, all of which are thriving in Ireland. Within those sectors, graduates work in the following areas: legislation/regulatory affairs, formulation, analysis, validation, production and quality systems.



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