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Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutical SciencesCeimic Mhíochaineach ┐Eolaíochtaí Cógaisíochta

Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in

Maths or Applied Maths

English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:


  • CASFX / 5M5267 Food Science
  • CASLT / 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
  • CCTXX Control Technology
  • CELTX Electronic Technology
  • CENGT / 5M2061 Engineering Technology
  • 5M2768 Animal Science


Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. 

Course Description

Are you interested in a career as a scientific analyst in the medicinal products and pharmaceutical sector, or related chemical industries? This course will give you a solid foundation in the chemical sciences, and you’ll develop excellent lab skills in our well-equipped laboratories.

This course will educate and train you to become a scientific analyst in the medicinal products and pharmaceutical sector, as well as related chemical industries.

It will give you a solid foundation in the chemical sciences, together with a hands-on approach to laboratory work. Access to well-equipped laboratories supports the development of a high standard of practical laboratory skills.

Specialised and industrially relevant modules in medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical processes and/or the regulatory environment of the pharmachem sector are delivered at all stages.

The course is designed so that you’ll develop the skills and competencies required of a chemical analyst at all stages.

On graduation, you’ll be qualified to avail of opportunities in the pharmaceutical, chemical, computer and food & beverage industries, state laboratories, environmental testing laboratories, and hospital labs and universities. Or you can progress to ordinary and honours degree courses in TU Dublin.

Contact Hours

Approx. 30 per week; 5 days on site.

Equipment requirements

Spectroscopy: UV-vis, FTIR, NMR; Organic and Inorganic Synthesis Equipment; Bomb Calorimetry; Differential Scanning Calorimetry; Viscometers; Reaction Electrochemical Potentiostat; Solution Probes: pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Fluoride; HPLC

  • Biomedical Technician
  • Biopharmaceutical Technician
  • Researcher
  • Lab Technician

This Level 7 degree provided me with an excellent foundation in the theory and practical skills of chemistry, which allowed me to progress to the Level 8 degree. Through innovative teaching and dedicated staff, I developed a love for analytical and environmental chemistry and am currently conducting a PhD investigating the bio-active properties of crab shells.

If you achieve the appropriate grades, you can apply for entry to the final year of TU852 Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry.

TU Code


CAO Point Range 2023



Level 7


Bachelor of Science


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman

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