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Biomolecular ScienceEolaíocht Bhithmhóilíneach

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomolecular Science

Note: This course is open for Advanced Entry applications only. 

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

Students should have an appropriate BSc Ordinary Degree (Level 7) or equivalent in Biological Sciences or Biomedical Sciences with a Distinction or Merit Upper Division Graduate or a BSc general degree with the equivalent 60% or greater. In the studies previously undertaken by applicants, biochemistry, molecular biology and immunology must constitute major subjects in the programme curriculum.

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. Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Students will be provided in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge on a range of topics, reflecting the integrated nature of biomolecular science, such as the importance of macromolecular structure, interactions and function in relation to normal and diseased states as studied in Biochemistry. Advanced Molecular Biology reviews recombinant DNA technology, gene mutation and gene expression in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

In preparation for the scientific project, the principles and practice of qualitative and quantitative analysis of biomolecules as well as research methods and data analysis will be studied.

Two optional pathways (taken alongside core modules) allow students to tailor their degree to areas of interest:

  • Option 1 provides students with the key concepts of process design relating to biomolecules of industrial importance and the development, manufacturing and marketing of biopharmaceutical products.

  • In Option 2 the molecular and genetic mechanisms of disease will be explored including practical application of investigative and diagnostic technology.

It is important to note that options are offered subject to: (a) the resources available and (b) student numbers requesting the option (there is a requirement for a minimum student registration on a module). In any given year only one of the two optional pathways may be offered.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Opportunities are available for students to undertake their project module in a partner institution within the EU under the Erasmus plus programme.

There are career opportunities for graduates of this programme in bioscience, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, veterinary, diagnostics and allied industries. In addition, graduates can obtain employment in research in the bioscience, biotechnology and health service sectors.

Applications for this add-on course are made under the Advanced Entry category through the CAO. For further information on how to make an application, please visit our CAO Hub.

Graduates of this programme may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


1 year

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