Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry / Eolaíochtaí Ceimiceacha le Ceimic Mhíochaineach

September 2020, Semester 1:  Classes take place in Kevin Street 

February 2021, Semester 2: Classes take place in Grangegorman, Central Quad

2019 CAO Points - 420

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

6

2H5's

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English OR Irish

O3/H7

O6/H7

Other Grade Requirements 

At least H4 in one of: Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, Biology or Technology
QQI

Applications from QQI Level 5 welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

It will give you skills and expertise in synthetic chemistry that can be applied in the pharmaceutical and other industries. You 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).

This chemistry degree focuses on how chemistry can be used for medicinal applications, including drug design, synthesis, and delivery.

It will give you skills and expertise in synthetic chemistry that can be applied in the pharmaceutical and other industries. You 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 skillsets you'll acquire will provide you with an excellent basis for working in a variety of areas including production, quality and assurance, technical services, research and development, technical sales or towards a career in the teaching profession.

The 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 first year and built on in subsequent years. All science subjects in Year 1 are taught on the basis that you may not have studied them at Leaving Certificate. In Year 2, chemical and pharmaceutical processes and technology are explored; in Year 3, you will expand your knowledge of chemistry and its applications to medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical processes.

Professional Accreditation

The programme is recognised by the Institute of Chemistry in Ireland for Graduate Membership and accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Study Abroad

Year three includes a 6-7 month international placement as part of the ERASMUS scheme.

 

  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Chemistry Technician
  • Development Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical Analyst
  • Pharmaceutical Developer
Graduate Employers
  • Amgen
  • Henkel 
  • MSD
  • Pfizer
  • SK Biotek

Semester 1 & 2:

  • Career Development and Information Technology
  • Cell and Microbiology
  • General and Organic Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Physics
  • The Human Body & Disease

Semester 1

  • Bonding and Reactivity in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemical Polymer and Pharmaceutical Processes
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry and Spectroscopy
  • Spectroscopy and Thermodynamics
  • Statistics and Classical Analysis

Semester 2

  • Kinetics and Electrochemistry
  • Materials, Bio-structures and Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry
  • Principles of Drug Action
  • Spectroscopy and Chromatography
  • Work Place Regulations and Professional Development

Semester 1

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Carbonyl and Stereochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry in Action
  • Kinetics
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Formulation
  • Physical and Organic Spectroscopy
  • Thermochemistry and Electrochemistry
  • Work Place Regulations and Professional Development

Semester 2

  • Year three includes a 6-7 month international placement as part of the ERASMUS scheme.

Semester 1

  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Topics
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Processes
  • Pharmaceutical and Solid State Analysis
  • Surface Chemistry and Photochemistry

Semester 2

Advanced Organic Synthesis

  • Kinetics and Spectroscopy
  • Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Final Year Project

In your year four research project, you will team up with a research supervisor and use your chemical knowledge and initiative to explore a topic and answer a research question.

I enjoyed my undergraduate studies. I particularly enjoyed the practical element of the course. I believe this practical element is one of the major strengths of the award, bringing a proper sense of the applications of chemistry outside the classroom.

On graduation you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or in other higher education institutions. The programme meets the requirements as an approved undergraduate degree for the Professional Master of Education (Post Primary) for those who want to teach chemistry and science in secondary schools.

TU Code

TU852

Level

Level 8

Award

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Duration

4 years

Number of Places

20

Location

City Centre: Grangegorman

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

Dr Gavin Sewell, First year Tutor