Science - Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development

Institute of Technology Sligo

 

Course Name Science - Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code SG431
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ballinode, Sligo Town
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Five grade O6/H7.

Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics* and English or Irish.

F2 Foundation Math accepted
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Maths
25 additional points will be awarded for higher level Mathematics at grades H6 and above.

* Some courses do not require Mathematics as an entry requirement, while others have certain exemptions or honours requirements – p...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP
LCVP modules can be counted as one of the passes required when considering LCE entry requirements for IT Sligo courses. CAO points are awarded as follows:

Level Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information Points
A full QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 or 6 major award will have a minimum credit value of 120.
Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, do not constitute a full award.
All QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 awards will be scored using the best 120 credits to deliver a maximum of 390 points regardless of whether they were achieved before or after the introduction of CAS. The scoring process is outlined on the CAO website at www.CAO.ie
QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants Mature Applicants

Entry Requirements
The sole criterion for qualification as a mature applicant is age. You are required to be over 23 on 1st January of the calendar year of application. Applications should be made through the CAO in the usual way.

A full QQI FET/FETAC (Level 5 or 6) award.
Alternative Entry

Expand+The Minimum Entry Requirements For Applicants From Northern Ireland (GCE AS, A2, AVCE, Double Award, BTEC) Are:
Applicants must have a recognised award at Level 3 on the UK framework of qualifications. GCE AS and A Level, NVQ Level 3, Advanced Diplo...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
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Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2021/22) is payable by all students who do not qualify for a grant or scholarship. SUSI, Student Universal Support Ireland, provides financial support to eligible students. There are two elemen...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION:
Pharmaceutical Science combines a range of scientific subjects that are vital in the development, discovery, processing and manufacturing of different drugs and therapies. The overall philosophy of the programme is to produce ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+PROGRAMME OVERVIEW:

Year One: First year focuses on building a foundation in the core science subjects, as many students have not studied Chemistry, Physics or Biology at Leaving Certificate level.

Year Two: In second year, the core sciences ar...

Comment SPECIAL FEATURES:
Students get the opportunity to apply for an Abbott Excellence & Science Award where students can get an internship and valuable work experience with one of the many leading pharmaceutical companies in our region.

Level 8 students get the benefit of a work placement in Year Three where they get to apply the skills they have learned on industry spec equipment from IT Sligo to world leading industries across Ireland and abroad.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+GRADUATE DESTINATIONS:
Graduates work in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biomedical and medical device sectors in the areas of legislation/ regulatory affairs, formulation, analysis, validation, production and quality systems.

Level 7 grad...

Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie
www.itsligo.ie/SG431
 
Points History
Year Points
2020 269
2019 262
2018 268