Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Biosciences
2021 CAO Points 418
Minimum Grade in
English OR Irish
Other Grade Requirements
|* Or Applied Maths|
Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi
Mature applicants (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
- 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
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- 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.