BSc in Analytical Science

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 15,000 / year

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Our information-oriented society values the detection and measurement of analytical science now more than ever. We see it, use it and benefit from it every day, from the tests carried out to verify the purity of medicines, to the daily monitoring of industrial waste, to analysis in the forensic laboratory.

The BSc in Analytical Sciences employs an interdisciplinary approach, educating you in the theoretical and practical aspects of chemical, biochemical, and microbiological analysis. The increasing demand for more detailed and accurate data from these disciplines means that your services, as a trained analytical scientist, will be in constant demand.

Program description

The first year will provide you with the basic knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology. These are of vital importance in later years. Thought-provoking laboratory work is an integral part of the course in all years of the course.

The main emphasis in years two and three is on analytical science, and the chemical and biological aspects are developed in parallel. In the third year, you can choose between a chemistry stream or a biology stream. Both streams cover leading modern and state-of-the-art analytical techniques, and you’ll enjoy a wealth of hands-on experience in our exceptionally well-equipped facilities.

Your Industrial Placement Period (INTRA) prior to your senior year ensures that you will gain valuable work experience in a real life setting, putting the many things you will have to the test. learned in the course.

The fourth year covers more specialized methods and applications of analytical science, which, when integrated with the basic analytical techniques you have already learned, give you the opportunity to develop your own analytical approach to solving complex problems. Chemistry and biology specialist options are maintained, ensuring that you still get the multidisciplinary education that modern employers demand. The final part of your course is the full-time project completed in the last semester.

Career options

Career areas

  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Education
  • Food and drinks
  • Government agencies
  • Pharmaceuticals

You will be highly sought after by many of Ireland’s leading companies and utility providers. Previous graduates have held a variety of positions within Ireland’s growing pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, in areas such as quality control, product research and development, and testing. Other opportunities include manufacturing industries seeking graduates with strong analytical skills, such as in beer brewing, agricultural fertilizer production, and fine chemical production. Graduates have also obtained positions within government agencies involved with environmental monitoring or food quality testing and research. In addition to these, a large number of graduates also choose to pursue postgraduate research.

Program structure

  • How life works 1
  • How life works 2
  • Practical biology
  • Introduction to chemistry 1
  • Introduction to chemistry 2
  • Interdisciplinary Science
  • Chemistry Laboratory
  • Mathematics I (Calculus)
  • Physics for General Sciences 1
  • Physics for General Sciences 2
  • Biomolecules and metabolism
  • Microbiology and Genetics
  • Laboratory of Practical Biochemistry
  • Practical laboratory of microbiology and genetics
  • Spectroscopy and physical chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Visualization and validation of laboratory data
  • Kinetics and thermodynamics
  • Laboratory of physical and inorganic chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory and Spectroscopic Workshop
  • Odds and statistics
  • Physiological systems and cell biology
  • Bioanalytical practices I
  • Separation techniques
  • Analytical spectroscopy
  • Regulation and data analysis
  • Analysis of organic and inorganic species
  • Environmental monitoring and forensic biology
  • Intra

Optional modules from year 3:

  • Advanced cell biology
  • Organometallic and Polymer Chemistry
  • Biopharmaceutical and immunological analysis
  • Advanced spectroscopy
  • Genetic and pharmaceutical analysis in forensics

Optional modules from year 4

  • Gene cloning and gene expression
  • Industrial bioprocessing
  • Commercial biotechnology and biopharma
  • Regulation and management of the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Design and operation of biopharmaceutical facilities
  • Bioprocessing Laboratory
  • Bioanalytical practices II
  • Advanced Bioanalysis Laboratory
  • Analytical Scientific Literature Survey
  • Interfacial and supramolecular chemistry
  • Advanced analytical applications
  • Soil, energy and waste
  • Literary survey
  • Project
  • Uaneen non-contributory module

Admission requirements

  • As a general requirement, a Bachelor’s Degree / Baccalaureate Diploma / General Baccalaureate / Professional Degree from a recognized university with, minimum, is required a subject in mathematics.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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