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Bioanalysis / Bithanailís

Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Science

2022 CAO Points: 327

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

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English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award None

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Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at

Bioanalytical science is the application of biological sciences to the study and analysis of biological samples, so that trace amounts of biological molecules, microorganisms or chemicals can be detected in a biological, environmental or industrial sample. It will prepare you to carry out analytical tests and research in a lab environment.

This degree course has been developed over the years in direct consultation with key personnel from relevant companies, past graduates, researchers and academics. It’s intended to ensure that our graduates meet the current and future needs of employers in the area of bioanalytical science. Bioanalytical techniques have a widespread application in industry, public service labs, forensic analysis, the food industry and beyond. The course includes subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, statistics, biochemistry and genetics. It will prepare you for work in a lab environment where analytical tests and research are undertaken. It builds on the strengths and learning gained from the Higher Certificate in Science (Applied Biology) studies. You may take a year out of college between the Higher Certificate and BSc studies. In the follow-on Honours Bachelor Degree course in Bioanalytical Science, students develop their skills in the laboratory and deepen their conceptual knowledge of key issues in the bioanalytical area.

  • Biotechnology
  • Food
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Healthcar
  • Hospitals
  • Public Service Laboratories
  • Technical Sales
  • Marketing


Graduate Job Titles: 

  • Quality Control/Assurance Analysts
  • Production Supervisors and Managers
  • Technicians & Research Assistants
  • Process Control

Graduate Employers: 

  • Allergan
  • Pfizer

Semester 1

  • Biology 1
  • Chemistry I
  • Critical Skills Development
  • Laboratory Skills I
  • Mathematics 1 for Science Students
  • Physics 1

Semester 2

  • Biology 2
  • Chemistry 2
  • Laboratory Skills II
  • Mathematics 2 for Science Students
  • Physics 2

Semester 3

  • Scientific Analysis 1: Chromatographic Techniques & Measurement Systems

Semester 4

  • Scientific Analysis 2

Semester 5

  • Analytical Techniques 1

Semester 6

  • Analytical Techniques 2

Great interaction and feedback from staff which made learning much easier. Laboratory experience allowed us to use equipment that we now use in our roles in industry.

On graduation, you may continue to Honours Bachelor of Science, Bioanalytical Science.  Applicants are considered on a merit basis and overall suitability for the course. 

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioanalytical Science (One year add-on)

Semester 7

  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Bioanalytical Techniques 1
  • Laboratory Skills 7 for Bioanalysis
  • Scientific Communications and Student Project (Part 1)
  • Industrial Statistics

Semester 8

  • Bioanalytical Techniques 2
  • Advanced Biopharma and Cell Technology
  • DNA analysis II
  • Immunodiagnostics
  • Student Project Part 2 for Bioanalysis
TU Code



Level 7


BSc Ordinary Degree in Bioanalysis


3 years

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Progression Options

Year 4
Students can progress, based upon performance to TU876 - Bachelor of Science in Bioanalytical Science Level 8.