Biosciences / Eolaíochtaí Bitheacha

September 2020, Semester 1:  Classes take place in Kevin Street 

February 2021, Semester 2: Classes take place in Grangegorman, Central Quad

2019 CAO Points - 400

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

5

N/A

Minimum Grade in

Maths *

English OR Irish

O4/H7

O6/H7

 Other Grade Requirements 

* Or Applied Maths
QQI

Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

This programme aims to produce graduates with the skills needed for employment as technicians/technologists or scientific personnel in the fields of biotechnology and biosciences.

The first year of the programme will give you a solid foundation in biology, chemistry and physics.

Year 2 focuses on the core subject areas of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and microbiology. The final year builds on these core subjects, together with biotechnology and the specialised bio-industry-focused modules of pharmacology and toxicology, along with research methods and applications.

Career Opportunities
On graduation, you will be equipped to gain employment in many fields of biological science as a technician/technologist in the biomedical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. You may also avail of career opportunities in state or university research laboratories

  • Lab Technician
  • Biomedical Technician
  • Biopharmaceutical Technician
  • Researcher
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Professional Skills

These five core module are also common to TU754 - Industrial & Environmental Physics, TU762 - Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences and TU755 – Science (General Entry).

Students taking the Biosciences programme take two additional core modules: (a) Introduction to Microbiology and (b) Human Body and Disease and select a third optional module from Physics or Chemistry.

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Immunology
  • Introductory Biostatistics
  • Microbial Diagnostics
  • Microbial Growth and Genetics
  • Research and Development in Health Life Sciences
  • Software Applications

Biochemistry

  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology - Upstream and Downstream Bioprocessing
  • Environmental and Public Health Microbiology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Research Methods and Applications

The biosciences programme provided me with a strong scientific foundation and a range of skills for my chosen career in industry and business. I enhanced my skills in the add-on degree in biomolecular science (TU751) and then completed an MSc, all of which has led to a successful career path in San Francisco and Ireland.

You may also avail of career opportunities in state or third-level research labs. On graduation, you’ll be equipped to progress to ordinary and honours degree programmes in TU Dublin.

TU Code

TU751

Level

Level 7

Award

Bachelor of Science

Duration

3 years

Number of Places

35

Location

City Centre: Grangegorman

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees