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Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences / Ceimic Mhíochaineach ┐Eolaíochtaí Cógaisíochta

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

2022 CAO Points: 336

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements

Or Applied Maths

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

Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants:

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

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

Further Study
If you achieve the appropriate grades, you can apply for entry to the final year of the honours degree courses in Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry and in Forensic and Environmental Chemistry.

  • Biomedical Technician
  • Biopharmaceutical Technician
  • Researcher
  • Lab Technician
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Information Technology
  • Professional Development
  • Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
  • Elective in either Biology or Physics
  • Physical, Inorganic
  • Organic and Analytical Chemisty
  • Spectroscopy
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Processes
  • Environmental, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical and Workplace Regulations
  • Mathematics and IT
  • Group Project.
  • Specialized Modules in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical and Chemical Processes
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmaceutical Regulations
  • Quality Assurance and Validation
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Surface and Polymer Chemistry
  • Kinetics, Thermochemistry and Electrochemistry

Each student undertakes an individual research project which is largely laboratory based.

In each year of the course the overall assessment has a large component of continual assessment based on the development of technical and practical skills. Continuously assessed modules appear at all stages of the course.

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.

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Science


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

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