Taught course

Applied Science (Analysis Of Pharmaceutical Compounds)

University College Cork · Department of Chemistry

Entry requirements

Candidates must have obtained at least a second class Honours degree or equivalent in a subject(s) related to that of the MSc in Applied Science programme. The number of places is limited and selection will be made on the basis of the candidate's performance in his/her primary degree. Bridging courses may be assigned as a pre-requisite depending on the background of the individual candidate.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc programme is available over one year (full-time) or one to two years (part-time) and consists of coursework and laboratory set experiments designed to provide skilled training in modern chemical methods of pharmaceutical analysis. While building on existing core analytical chemistry units, the emphasis will be on method selection, development and validation for pharmaceutical compounds, as required in quality control and trace drug analysis. In addition, training through research will be a significant element, through project work into advanced and novel methods of pharmaceutical analysis, either in the university or during an optional industrial placement.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Professor Jeremy Glennon