Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Chemistry

Maynooth University


Course Name Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Chemistry
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH210
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration Duration: 4 years
Erasmus/Study Abroad Option: Subject to availability
Placement Option Yes - subject to availability
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Certificate: 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish, English & Science subject (one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, or Physics with Chemistry) & O4/H7 in Mathematics
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Restrictions
In general, students must be 17 years or older by 15th January in the year after entry to the University. If you are younger, you must make a special application to the University’s President.

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Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules
Points are awarded as follows:

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Applicants can use their points allocation for the Link Modules as one of their best six subjects for the purpose of calculating points, but the Link Modules do not qualify as a subject for minimum entry requirement purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+MH210 Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry
Level 5 or 6 places: 2
2019 QQI Points 374

If you have a relevant QQI/BTEC qualification, you can use this to apply to a degree programme at Maynooth University. This section outlines the qualificati...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Maynooth University greatly values the particular contribution of mature students to the academic and social environment of the University. A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time deg...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 2019: 23
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Financial Support For information on grants go to:
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+In this programme you will receive an excellent education in a range of different aspects of Chemistry, with a focus on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry and Biology.

Chemistry is taken with: Mathematics, Biology and one other Science subje...

Subjects Taught

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1st year
1 other subject (Computer Science, Experimental Physics, Mathematical Physics or Critical Skills)

2nd year
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Workshops

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Careers or Further Progression Options after graduation?
The pharma-chemical industry in Ireland employs more than 25,000 people and produces €39bn in annual exports. Chemists work in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, agrochemical firms, oil companies and manufacturers of detergents, paints and cosmetics.

Employment in the business sector and government organisations e.g. forensic science, journalism and the health services.

Postgraduate study options include: Research MSc and PhD in Chemistry.
Further Enquiries Maynooth University Department of Chemistry, Science Building
+ 353 1 708 3770
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 452
2018 446
2017 444