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Biosciences / Eolaíochtaí Bitheacha

Course Title:  Bachelor of Science in Biosciences 

2023 CAO Points: 430

Leaving Certificate Requirements

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/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
None

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

Mature Applicants

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.

Course Description

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

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.

TU Code

TU751

Level

Level 7

Award

Bachelor of Science

Duration

3 years

Number of Places

35

Location

City Centre: Grangegorman

Virtual Tour

Grangegorman

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

School of Biological & Health Sciences