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Postgraduate courses allow learners to develop their knowledge of a subject to the maximum levels possible, or develop specific skills and expertise in addition to their undergraduate area of study.
Masters degrees and post-graduate diplomas are awarded at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Master degrees in Ireland typically last one (taught courses) or two (research based) years, while Postgraduate diplomas are typically one year.
Doctoral and higher doctorate awards are awarded at Level 10 on the NFQ, and may last several years.
Postgraduate awards are much sought after in the workplace, as candidates have typically developed advanced analytical and systems skills in their chosen career area. Occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Examples include librarians, lawyers, many medical specialists, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, treasurers, and most scientists.
Students take courses in a range of areas including biology, physiology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical analysis, physical pharmacy and pharmacognosy, among others. In the final year, you will undertake a research project and also prepare a dissertation on an aspect of pharmacy practice linked to a community, hospital, or industry option of your choice. From 2015 onwards, this is a 5 year programme leading to an MPharm (Pharmacy) Level 9 Degree. Year 5 is NOT funded under the HEA Free Fees Initiative - candidates will be liable for fees.
|To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
Lead to career as pharmaceutical chemist, hospital pharmacy, research or marketing in the pharmacy industry.
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
|Patent Agent / Attorney|
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|QA (Quality Assurance) Manager|
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|Engineer - Biomedical|
|Engineer - Chemical|
|Engineer - Process|
|Engineer - Sterilisation|
|Engineer - Test / Validation|
|Flavourist / Food Chemist|
|Materials Scientist / Technologist|