Read about teaching, learning and research with the School of Chemical & BioPharmaceutical Sciences in the sections below.

If you would like to find out about the history of chemistry education in our School, an article we prepared for Chemistry in Action in 2020 (see pages 8 to 13) provides this information.


The vision of the School of Chemical & BioPharmaceutical Sciences in TU Dublin is to be Leaders in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education; Committed to Excellence in the provision of Accredited, Practice-Based, Teaching, Learning and Research, relevant to employers and wider society.


The School of Chemical & BioPharmaceutical Sciences at TU Dublin provides Degree, Postgraduate and Training courses in all areas of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The School runs a number of Degrees at ordinary (Level 7), Honours (Level 8) and Master’s degree level (9).

These courses make full use of the extensive laboratory facilities available as well as providing a broad background to theory and specific case studies. Our aim is to motivate, support and challenge learners in a friendly and collaborative environment.


We currently have approximately 400 full time undergraduate students and 260 part time students (the latter from our partnership with Get Reskilled to upskill job seekers for the (Bio Pharmaceutical and Medical Tech sectors).

We also have 100 taught MSc students and 16 PhD (research) students, and provide chemistry support teaching to 500 science students, the majority of whom are undergraduates.

In 2017, over 80 students graduated with qualifications from our Honours Degree programmes which are recognised and accredited by Professional Bodies such as the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland and the Teaching Council of Ireland

Why study with us?

The School has particular expertise in many aspects of Environmental, Forensic and Medicinal Chemistry, as well as Chemical and Pharmaceutical Analysis and Technology.

Undergraduate teaching laboratories in these subject areas are complemented by various initiatives including external Industry and International placements, real-world scenarios, community-based activities and use of relevant learning technology.

The School has a long tradition of producing work ready graduates who are valued by both Industry and Public Bodies.

The School of Chemical & BioPharmaceutical Sciences research strategy is aligned to areas of strategic importance at University and national level, namely Health, Environment and Industry innovation and engagement.

Researchers from the School provide direct academic input to the Centre for Research and Engineering Surface Technology (CREST), the sole Technology Gateway at TU Dublin, Grangegorman, funded by Enterprise Ireland and into the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science Team (PRST) and many play an integral role within both the ESHI and FOCAS Research Institutes at TU Dublin.