Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Biosciences
2023 CAO Points: 430
Leaving Certificate Requirements
Minimum Number of
Minimum Grade in
English OR Irish
Other Grade Requirements
|* Or Applied Maths
QQI/FET Award Required
One of the following awards:
Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline
In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi
Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature
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 course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.
This course 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 course 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.
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
- Human Body and Disease
- Fundamental Biology
- Introduction to Microbiology
- Professional Skills
- Chemistry 1
- Mathematics 1
- Mathematics 2
- Fundamental Physics
- Scientific Communication & Dissemination
- Protein Biochemistry and Enzymology
- Structural & Metabolic Biochemistry
- Cell Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Fundamental Immunology
- Microbial Diagnostics
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Introductory Data Analysis
- Professional Skills
- Environmental Microbiology
- Introduction to Pharmacology & Toxicology
Advanced Entry applications are accepted to year 2 of this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry is detailed on the CAO website.
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.
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.
The biosciences course 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.
On graduation, you’ll be equipped to progress to ordinary and honours degree courses in TU Dublin.