Bachelor of Science in Analytical Science SE513

  • NFQ Level 7
  • SE513
  • 270
  • 3 Years
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What is the Course about?

Analytical chemists investigate the chemical nature of substances to identify and understand how they behave in different conditions. In the pharmaceutical industry, for example, Analytical Chemists are involved throughout the drug development process to help determine the quality and stability of drug products.

Course Structure

Lecture and laboratory practical work covers aspects of modern pharmaceutical and formulation development such as the preparation and stress testing of products.

Is this course for you?

The purpose of this course is to produce graduates with the skills to make new pharmaceutical products, trouble-shoot problems in the stability of existing products, and in production proper. This course is for you if you like science, enjoy analytical activities, problem solving and want to study a course with a high level of practical laboratory work.

Special Features:

  • New product development with hands-on formulator experience.
  • Stability evaluation of products.
  • Chemical, physical and microbiological integrity.
  • The lab project will allow students to become familiar with the creation of product plus analysis by spectroscopic and chromatographic technique.
  • Graduates are eligible to progress to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) CW108 PDF.
  • Exit award: Higher Certificate in Science - Applied Chemistry (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2. Bachelor of Science in Analytical Science (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates are eligible to progress to Year 4 of the BSc (Honours) in Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation with many graduates progressing to MSc or PhD level.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

  • Primary and secondary pharmaceutical production.
  • Pharmaceutical product development and manufacture.
  • Quality control in high-volume mass-market manufacturing plant.
  • Cleanroom and water-treatment facilities.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 5O6/H7
  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
John Cleary