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Chemistry with Molecular Modelling: Chemical Sciences

(Moderatorship) B.A. Honors Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) ; 4 years full-time ; CAO code: TR061

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Non-EU Applicants

  • Chemical Sciences 4 years full-timeClosing Date: 30/JUN/2020
  • Students who wish to study Chemistry with Molecular Modelling apply to the Chemical Sciences Stream (TR061) and at the end of the second year may select Chemistry with Molecular Modelling as their specialist area for the third  and fourth  years.

    Get In Touch

    Telephone Number

    T +353 1 896 1357

    chemcirc@tcd.ie

    Website

    www.chemistry.tcd.ie/Study

    Course Fees

    Click here for a full list of undergraduate fees.

    Students who wish to study Molecular medicine apply to the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TR060) and may select Molecular Medicine as their specialist area for the third and fourth years at the end of the second year. Our students can also avail of internships in various laboratories in the US.

    What is Molecular Medicine?

    Molecular medicine is the area of study that explores cutting edge advances in disease diagnosis, therapy and prevention driven by advanced bio-molecular research. The Molecular Medicine course shows how basic science is translated from ‘theory to treatment.’ Key areas of focus include cancer, neuroscience, genetic diseases, microbiology and immunology. It provides students with a unique perspective on modern-day molecular medicine and an appreciation for the importance of both basic and clinical research in drug discovery, molecular diagnostics and personalised medicine.

    Molecular Medicine: The course for you?

    Molecular Medicine is a unique collaboration between the School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) and the Dept. of Clinical Medicine, St. James’s Hospital. This is the right course for you if you have an interest in topics such as immunodeficiency, autoimmunity and inflammation, neuroscience, endocrinology, microbial diseases, molecular haematology and oncology, diagnostics and therapeutics, the cell cycle, and cancer.

    Molecular Medicine at Trinity

    TBSI is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and provides a rich research environment for interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in medicine, pharmacy, chemistry and neuroscience while the Dept. Of Clinical Medicine operates from St James’s Hospital and is affiliated with the teaching hospitals of Naas General Hospital and Our Lady’s Hospice. In the area of biotechnology and biomedical research, Trinity has prioritised the areas of Immunology and Infection, Cancer, Neuroscience and Genetics – all of which are key components of the Molecular Medicine degree. Immunology at Trinity is externally recognised as an area of major research strength and was recently ranked in the top three nations worldwide (Thomas Reuters, Essential Science Indicators database). In addition, the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity provides an excellent environment for young investigators to participate in innovative and high impact research. The schools research success is evident in their strong publication record which includes output in high quality journals including Nature.

    In addition to highly engaging course material, students will gain experimental skills in a range of cutting edge techniques and technologies through practicals, internships in companies such as Ely Lily and 12 week laboratory research placements in the final year of the degree. The courses are designed to equip graduates to work in all major aspects of basic and translational research and focuses on development skills relevant to careers in molecular diagnostics and novel therapeutics, including immunotherapies and next generation biologics. The course content has relevance to both academia and the healthcare/pharmaceutical sector therefore former graduates have gone on to study medicine, engage in postgraduate research (PhD; M.Sc.), and pursue careers in industrial and government organisations. Opportunities also exist in hospital and commercial labs as well as in clinical biochemistry, biotechnology, food science, teaching, information systems, communications, and management.

    Graduate skills and career opportunities

    Many of our graduates take up a career in industrial, medical or academic research. Some work in hospitals and commercial laboratories dealing with biotechnology, food science, pharmaceuticals or diagnostics. In addition, because they benefit from their training in terms of critical thinking, analytical reasoning and presentation and communication skills, our graduates are in high demand in careers not directly related to biochemistry such as communications, information systems, teaching and management, accountancy.

    Your degree and what you’ll study

    First and second years

    Students who wish to study Molecular medicine as their final degree (years 3 and 4) apply to the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TR060) and take a range of required modules in biology, chemistry, mathematics as well as approved modules in other disciplines.

    Third and fourth years

    The courses offered are under constant revision and evolution. Courses are grouped into modules of 5 or 10 ECTS that enable a subject to be dealt with comprehensively and to be set in a wider context. The current third year modules cover topics including Proteins and Drugs; Cell Biology; Disease Mechanisms – Cancer, Inflammation and Metabolic Disease; Nucleic Acids – Gene Expression, Molecular Genetic Mechanisms, Bioanalysis and Research Skills. The fourth year modules cover Neurobiology and Endocrinology; Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Disease; Molecular Haematology and Oncology; Microbial Diseases; Autoimmune and Inflammatory Conditions; Genomics, Metabolism and Disease; Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics; Cell Cycle and Cancer; Research Project in Molecular Medicine. As far as possible, practical classes will be related to the concurrent modules. Students are also required to take a Trinity Elective which can, for example, be a language module. Students are assessed throughout the year using various formats including multiple choice exams, assigned essays and quantitative problems. The third year mark (including the mark for Trinity Electives) will contribute 30% to your final degree mark.

    Study Abroad and internship opportunities

    The School of Biochemistry and Immunology awards up to two internships at the end of third year. The awards will take the form of salaries for six weeks to work in one of the research laboratories in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology. Our students can also avail of internships in various laboratories in the US (e.g. University of Massachusetts, Boston) and Europe. Pharmaceutical companies have also sponsored a number of summer internships for our third year students. Further information on the year abroad programme, and a list of partner universities, can be found at: www.tcd.ie/biochemistry

    Do you enjoy:

    • Learning how biological systems work?
    • Understanding the molecular basis of disease?
    • Carrying out laboratory work?

    What our graduates say

    Andrew Bathe

    “Since attending the Trinity Open Day I knew their degree in Chemistry with Molecular Modelling was for me. Not only does no other college in Ireland offer a direct route to the field of computational chemistry but Trinity is unmatched in terms of reputation and the resources it has available. The degree itself, which combines general chemistry with modelling and simulation techniques, has allowed me to develop a vast array of skills in both a traditional lab environment and at the computer! So now in the final year of my degree I feel confident that the skills I have learned will have me well prepared in my future academic or professional career.”

    Course Options

    Students who wish to study Chemistry with Molecular Modelling apply to the Chemical Sciences Stream (TR061) and at the end of the second year may select Chemistry with Molecular Modelling as their specialist area for the third  and fourth  years.

    Course Details

    Award

    (Moderatorship) B.A. Honors Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8)

    CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

    TR061

    Admission Requirements

    For general admission requirements please click here

    Course Fees

    Click here for a full list of undergraduate fees.

    Apply

    To apply to this course, click on the relevant Apply Link below

    EU Applicants

    Read the information about how to apply, then apply directly to CAO.

    Mature Student – Supplementary Application Form

    Read the information about how to apply as a mature student then select the link below to complete the TCD Supplementary Application Form for mature students.

    Non-EU Applicants

  • Chemical Sciences 4 years full-timeClosing Date: 30/JUN/2020
  • Get In Touch

    Telephone Number

    T +353 1 896 1357

    chemcirc@tcd.ie

    Website

    www.chemistry.tcd.ie/Study