Bachelor of Science Analytical Science CW107

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW107
  • 10
  • 213
  • 3 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

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.

This course is designed to produce graduates with expertise in modern analytical science and its applications in industry. Subjects focus on applications such as:

  • Chemical analysis used to monitor air, soil and water for environmental pollutants
  • Analysis of raw materials and finished products in the food, pharmaceutical and other industries which are subject to strict quality assurance and validation
  • Analytical methods used in medical research to diagnose disease.

The course has a strong practical aspect and project work, engaging students to gain essential work-ready skills.

Special Features:

  • Second year students can enter the Intra University EuraChem Analytical Measurement competition.
  • Strong practical modules throughout the three-year course and a major analytical project in Year 3. The best analytical project is awarded a prize sponsored by local company, Clogrennane Lime.
  • Institute of Technology Carlow collaborates with many local organisations including MSD, EPA, Teagasc and Kerry Group.
  • 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.

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?

This degree course offers excellent career prospects in a range of industrial and public laboratories, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector. Analytical scientists make essential contributions to fields as diverse as: drug formulation and development; chemical analysis; process development; product validation; quality control; toxicology; environmental analysis and food analysis. Since analytical science has a universal language, graduates have the opportunity to travel and work abroad.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

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

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Dr Carmel Roche
BSc (Hons), PhD