BSc Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds (CPC) is an interdisciplinary course that focuses on the chemistry and biology of the pharmaceutical industry and includes a five-month industrial placement. </ span >
The course is an excellent path to careers in the pharmaceutical industry and is accredited by the Irish Institute of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Industry experts lecture on pharmaceutical technology, regulatory issues and industry in Ireland. Our placement scheme includes application training and interviews. Interviews with companies will be organized.
Core subjects include organic, analytical, and pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology, supported by modules in physical and inorganic chemistry, physiology, mathematics, and physics.
Senior research projects are written on pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmaceutical bioscience.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Analyze and solve problems related to pharmaceutical products.
- Describe the fundamental chemistry and biology of pharmaceutical products.
- Design experiments in chemistry and pharmaceutical biology.
- Communicate with pharmaceutical scientists.
- Commit yourself to the pharmaceutical manufacturing process and appreciate the opportunities and challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry.
The BSc Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds (CPC) is the only course in Ireland that covers both the chemistry and biology that underpin the pharmaceutical industry.
Additionally, CPC is the only undergraduate chemistry course to offer an organized placement scheme in the pharmaceutical industry. Feedback on both student and company placements is excellent.
CPC is the only course where industry experts introduce themselves on key technical and economic aspects of the industry.
CPC is on the Teaching Council’s Auto-Qual list to be eligible to apply for PDE for teaching Biology and Chemistry.
Information about skills and careers
In this course, you will acquire skills in the synthesis and analysis of pharmaceutical products using chemical and biochemical technologies. The laboratory skills you will acquire include synthesis, chromatography (for example, HPLC), and spectroscopy (for example, NMR).
You will also learn presentation skills such as document and poster preparation, oral presentation, and interview skills. Problem solving skills are developed in interactive group problem solving sessions.
CPC is a path to careers in:
- Support and development of pharmaceutical processes
- Development of new processes
- Supply chain management
- Financial and human resources management
- Drug discovery research
The pharmaceutical industry in Ireland is a major employer of CPC graduates. Graduates of this course are also working at leading research and development sites outside of Ireland.
- The minimum requirement 1 x H4, 1 x H5, 4 x O6 / H7; Math and lab science courses are required.
- For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an official degree translated into English will be required.
- IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).