An analytical chemist is trained to use modern analytical techniques and instruments to develop strategies to detect, identify, and quantify substances such as pollutants in air and water, illegal substances in suspicious powders, and active pharmaceutical ingredients in medicinal products. This programme, which includes rigorous scientific training and a six-month work placement, will make you work-ready. To be an analytical chemist, you need an interest in science and a curious mind, and to enjoy solving problems. An eye for detail is also important.
The programme has a substantial practical component, which supports the development of key laboratory skills and training in modern analytical instrumentation. Laboratory practicals, case studies and workshops allow you to develop analytical thinking, teamwork, IT and science communication skills.
In Year 1, you’ll be introduced to forensic, pharmaceutical and environmental chemistry. All science subjects are taught on the basis that you may not have studied them at Leaving Certificate.
Year 2 includes the core chemistry topics and specialised modules in analytical, forensic and environmental chemistry. In the final two years, the emphasis is on analytical chemistry and environmental, forensic and pharmaceutical applications. The six-month work placement in Year 3 and the year 4 research project will benefit you greatly. Thus, graduates are work-ready problem-solvers with excellent laboratory skills.
Professional Accreditation: The programme is recognised internationally as it is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. It is also recognised by the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland for graduate membership.
Study Abroad Opportunities: Although most students undertake a work placement in Ireland, it is possible during the Year 3 placement to study in an industrial or academic environment abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.
Work placements: six months of work placement in the third year is a very valuable aspect of the programme. Because it has been in place for over 15 years, we have established strong networks with employers. We ensure that you are supported while you apply for and obtain your placement.
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High School Diploma with CGPA of 2.4/4 plus successful completion of TU Dublin Foundation or another recognised pre-university foundation with relevant subjects 60% - 65% or High School Diploma with CGPA of 3.0/4 plus SAT score of 1090/1600 [Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 560, Math 530] OR ACT score of 21.Specific Grade Requirements in one of: Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, Biology or Technology.There is an option to enter with successful completion of one year of a Bachelors Degree/Associate Degree with overall average of 2.8 GPA or above with relevant subjects at a recognised third-level or higher education institution in addition to completion of senior high school. This assessment will be on a case-by-case basis.
A charge of €3,000 is payable by each student to cover essential student services. European Union nationals attending full-time undergraduate courses are normally only required to pay the student contribution, otherwise EU nationals who are following a second or subsequent third-level course, depending on the type and duration of the previous course attended will be liable for the total annual fees. Application deadline for EU students is February 1.
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