Biosciences / Eolaíochtaí Bitheacha

Course Title:  Bachelor of Science in Biosciences 

2021 CAO Points 418

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in

Maths *

English OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements 

* Or Applied Maths

Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

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


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