Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences / Ceimic Mhíochaineach ┐ Eolaíochtaí Cógaisíochta

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

2021 CAO Points 320

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements

Or Applied Maths

Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

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

This programme 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 programme 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 programmes in TU Dublin.

Further Study
If you achieve the appropriate grades, you can apply for entry to the final year of the honours degree programmes 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 Chemisty
  • Surface and Polymer Chemistry

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

In each year of the programme 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 programme.

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


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John Colleran