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Biosciences / Eolaíochtaí Bitheacha

Course Title:  Bachelor of Science in Biosciences 

2022 CAO Points: 451

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in

Maths *

English OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements 

* Or Applied Maths

QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:
One of the following awards:
  • CASFX / 5M5267 Food Science
  • CASLT / 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
  • CCTXX Control Technology
  • CELTX Electronic Technology
  • CENGT / 5M2061 Engineering Technology
  • 5M2768 Animal Science
Level 6:
Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

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
  • 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 course 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


  • 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 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.

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 courses in TU Dublin.

TU Code



Level 7


Bachelor of Science


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

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School of Biological & Health Sciences