Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development

This four year honours degree course provides students with a broad but thorough background in the chemical, biological and technological disciplines as they relate to the study of medicinal products.

Pharmaceutical science covers a wide range of topics including all aspects of the development, manufacture and study of medicinal compounds. It provides excellent training in scientific principles, practical applications, organisational and computing skills, as well as self-discipline.

Drug development

In addition to the main science subjects, other modules that you will study include dosage formulation, biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical manufacturing, quality systems, validation and pharmaceutical legislation. As a graduate you will be multi-skilled and will typically gain employment throughout the pharmaceutical/healthcare industrial sector. Should you wish to progress your studies, you will be well equipped to pursue higher degrees such as MSc or PhD.

The option of a relevant work placement within the pharmaceutical sector (both in Ireland and abroad) exists for students on this course. This placement normally occurs between the end of year three and commencement of the final year of academic study.

Life Sciences SG445 Honours Degree Abinitio

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Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

A science subject at Leaving Certificate is not a requirement for this course.

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Contact Number: 071-9318510