Pharmaceutical Science / Eolaíocht Cógaisíochta

Leaving Cert
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English OR Irish



Round one points 2019 - 250

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

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

Pharmaceutical science combines a broad range of biology and chemistry disciplines that are critical to the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies. This course covers the development from discovery through to the formulation of medicines, and highlights the importance of the regulatory requirements to get a new drug on the market. Over the three years, you’ll be introduced to the technical, regulatory and management aspects of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.

In Year 1, you’ll gain fundamental knowledge in chemistry and biology. In Years 2 and 3, you’re introduced to pharmaceutical-focused modules. In third year, you can do a 6-8 month placement in one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Ireland or complete an Erasmus research-focused placement in a European university. Placement gives you a considerable advantage when seeking employment.

The programme is taught by lecturers from both academic and pharmaceutical industry backgrounds and aims to provide students with industry-relevant experience so as to enhance their career prospects.

  • Process Technologist
  • Regulatory Compliance Officer
  • Process Development
  • Microbiological Analyst
  • Environmental Monitor Officer

Placement is a fantastic opportunity offered in this course which allows you access to work in leading pharmaceutical companies. Hands-on experience in the pharmaceutical pilot on campus during the course was invaluable and prepared us to go straight to industry. I really enjoyed my work placement abroad which was organised through the Erasmus Programme

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Science


3 years

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