Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 269*
  • Course Code SG431
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 3

Course Summary


PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Pharmaceutical Science combines a range of scientific subjects that are vital in the development, discovery, processing and manufacturing of different drugs and therapies. This four-year honours degree course provides students with a broad but thorough background in the chemical, biological, and technological disciplines as they relate to the study of medicinal products. It provides excellent training in scientific principles, practical applications, organisational and computing skills, as well as self-discipline. 

In the first semester, students start with learning the fundamentals of the basic science subjects, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and an introduction to pharmaceutical science as a subject.  Tutorials in all of these subjects are provided to support students who may not have studied these in Leaving Cert.  Students will have laboratory/practical sessions in all of the subjects which is an excellent way of getting hands-on experience with science and to get to know your classmates. As students progress through the course, the subjects become more specialized. These modules include dosage formulation, biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical manufacturing, quality systems, validation, and pharmaceutical legislation. 

The BSc in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development provides an excellent foundation for students who wish to progress to the Honours Degree (Level 8) award in Year 4.

 

 

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at IT Sligo are available for download below:

A science subject at Leaving Certificate is not a requirement for this course.

 

Career Opportunities

The pharmaceutical/healthcare industry is currently one of the most extensive and thriving in Ireland with 18 of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world having operations here.

Included in this are pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biomedical and medical devices. Areas within the sector in which graduates find employment include legislation/regulatory affairs, formulation, analysis, validation, production and quality systems. Our graduates are employed in companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Abbvie, Baxter and Allergan.

Further Study

The BSc in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development provides an excellent foundation for students who wish to progress to the Honours Degree (Level 8) award in Year 4.

Did you know?

Students get the opportunity to apply for an Abbott Excellence & Science Award where students can get an internship and valuable work experience with one of the many leading pharmaceutical companies in our region.