Student looking at microscope

Bioanalysis / Bithanailís

Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis

2023 CAO Points: 307

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Any full Level 5 or 6 award None

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at

Mature Applicants

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

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.  

Course Description

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.  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
  • Healthcare
  • 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

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 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioanalytical Science.  Applicants are considered on a merit basis and overall suitability for the course. 

Module on this programme are as follows:

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


Bachelor of Science


3 years

Number of Places




Virtual Tour



EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

School of Chemical & BioPharmaceutical Sciences

Progression Options

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