Pharmaceutical Science encompasses a range of scientific disciplines to introduce students to the exciting world of drug discovery, development, production and management.
Pharmaceutical Science integrates the fundamental principles of physical and organic chemistry, engineering, biochemistry, and biology to understand how drugs are designed, produced and formulated with the aim to optimize the therapeutic effect and delivery to the body.
Drug Analysis involves separating, identifying, and quantifying the components of a sample. Analytical chemistry is an important component of all areas of the pharmaceutical sciences.
Regulatory Affairs and Quality Management promote communication, understanding, and cooperation between scientists from industry and academia and the regulatory authorities worldwide who govern approval and distribution, by means of developing regulatory guidelines and quality management systems.
Currently, 19 of the top 20 pharma companies have sites in Ireland with over 50,000 people working in the sector. Some of the world’s top selling drugs are produced in Ireland and Ireland is the world’s largest net exporter of Pharmaceuticals.
If you wish to specialise in this subject area then you should consider the following programmes:
- BSc in Pharmaceutical Science
- BSc in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science
- MSc in Analytical Science and Quality Management