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DT299
Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry

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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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The 4 year degree course is designed around a core chemistry syllabus in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry and incorporates analytical chemistry.

The medicinal chemistry component is introduced in the first year of the course and built on in subsequent years.

In second year, chemical and pharmaceutical processes and technology are explored and themes developed in third and fourth year.

The degree course has a holistic approach to its subject matter to prepare students for the employment market. A key feature in Year 3 of the course is the placement abroad, which begins in Semester 2.

Access to a suite of modern instruments and equipment ensures that a high standard of laboratory skills is achieved. Important transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, planning, problem-solving and critical analysis are also developed during the degree course. ‘

The Programme is recognised by the Institute of Chemistry in Ireland for Graduate Membership and accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. In addition it is recognised by The Teaching Council for teaching Chemistry to Leaving Certificate level.’

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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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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science


Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules including :


C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

C20022 - Food Chemistry
or 5N2748 - Food Chemistry


and one from the following:

C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics


plus a PASS in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or LCE Maths OB3

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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Graduates can anticipate working in the pharmaceutical industry facilitating the development of new and better medicines as well as the chemical (paints, dyes, adhesives, inks), and allied industries (food, beverages, medical devices, cosmetics, semiconductors).

The skill-set developed provides the graduate with an excellent basis for working in a variety of areas including production support, quality and assurance, technical services, research and development and technical sales.

Graduates can also take a career in the teaching profession.



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