The BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science picked up the ‘Pharma Education & Training Award’ at the 2021 Pharma Industry Awards which took place at the Mansion House, Dublin on Wednesday, 27 April.

The course, which is offered on the Waterford campus of South East Technological University (SETU), previously won this award in 2017.

The BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science is a four year honours degree aimed at producing graduates for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. During the course students are exposed to a broad range of subjects and laboratory instrumentation, and it includes a nine month industry placement. The course also provides graduates with a range of transferable skills so that graduates are qualified for a wide range of science-based industries.

Programme Leader Dr Claire Lennon said “The programme team are delighted to receive the 'Pharma Education & Training Award’ for 2021. We worked extremely hard to support our students, to adapt and to provide a positive online learning experience to match our established in-person programme through this challenging period”.

In addition to Pharmaceutical Science course winning the award, PMBRC was also a winner on the night in the ‘Research and Development Achievement’ category. PMBRC is an applied research centre which aims to support the sustainable growth of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in the south east of Ireland.

SETU's Head of Department of Laboratory Science, Dr Orla O’Donovan said “We are delighted to receive the ‘Pharma Education & Training Award’ for the BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science here in SETU. This award recognises the dedication and agility of the staff in delivering the programme especially in the academic year 2020/21 and their connectiveness with the regional pharmaceutical industry to ensure the programme is producing industry relevant graduates”.