Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development

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This is a truly interdisciplinary science course in which the main sciences of chemistry and biology are integrated into a broad-ranging qualification. The three year ordinary degree (level 7) provides students with a comprehensive but thorough introduction to a wide range of chemical, biological and technological disciplines as they relate to the study and production of medicinal products.



Life Sciences SG431 Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio

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Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo 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.

What are my further study opportunities?

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.

What subjects will I study?

Who do I contact?

Contact Number: 071-9318510