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Pharmaceutical science is the practice of creating drugs. The field draws from a wide range of other sciences, including mathematics, chemical engineering, and biology.
Students are exposed to a broad range of subjects and laboratory instrumentation relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. A six-month work placement is included during the third year.
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The Pharmaceutical industry makes a vital contribution to society through the development and production of drugs such as antibiotics for infectious diseases, cancer treatment drugs and antiviral drugs for HIV. The pharmaceutical sector plays a vital role in Ireland's economy with over 150 pharmaceutical companies, including 13 of the world's top 15. There is a strong demand for graduates qualified in pharmaceutical science and employment prospects are excellent.
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