This programme aims to educate and train scientists for employment in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
This is a multidisciplinary programme where students receive grounding in the fundamental sciences (i.e. physics, chemistry and biology) in years one and two.
In year three there is an emphasis on relevant applied modules including Analytical Techniques, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Good Manufacturing Practice, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Management.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
There is a wide range of excellent, rewarding career opportunities for graduates of this programme, in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices. Careers include:
- Lab Technician
- Process Development Technician
- Project Assistant
- Quality Control Chemist/Technician
- Research Assistant
- Validation/Manufacturing Technician