Science - Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Science

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Science - Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Science
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY_SPMED_B
Course Type Higher Education Direct Entry
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Contact Admission staff:
T: +353 (0)74 918 6000
Duration 1 year full-time add-on
Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
This is two semester, add-on, Honours Degree programme for students who have achieved a Level 7 B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science. Students who have completed an equivalent programme at Level 7 with appropriate learning outcomes would also be considered for acceptance.
Number of Places 18
Course Content Is this course for me?
The Bachelor of (Honours) Science in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science is designed to build on knowledge gained in a Level 7 B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Science and to broaden the scope and depth of this knowledge. It may be completed in one academic year (2 semesters) or on a part-time basis (ACCS).
Subjects Taught Semester Proposed Modules Mandatory/elective Credits Hours Per Week

Year 4
Semester 7
• Analytical Science Mandatory 10 6
• Toxicology Mandatory 10 7
• Research Project Design Mandatory 5 3
• Medicinal Chemistry Mandatory 5 3

Semester 8
• Pharmaceutical Processes Mandatory 10 6
• Operational Management and Lean Techniques Mandatory 5 3
• Research Project Mandatory 10 3
• Medicinal Protein Chemistry Mandatory 5 3
Careers or Further Progression Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
• Master and Doctoral degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
• Goverment Agencies
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Devices

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
• Pharmaceutical Scientist
• Analytical Chemist
• Quality Manager
Further Enquiries Further Information
Dr Joanne Gallagher
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6302
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