DNA and Forensic Analysis / DNA agus Anailís Fhóiréinseach

Programme Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in DNA and Forensic Science

* 2020 CAO Points 400

Leaving Cert

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Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

The application of scientific knowledge and techniques is of growing significance in legal cases in the real world as well as in fiction, but there is also an increasing demand in many industries for the skills of an analyst in biotechnology and forensics, so this programme may lead you to an exciting career.

Forensic science is the application of scientific knowledge and techniques in support of the legal process. The application of DNA technologies in forensics, and a wide range of industries and the state laboratories, has increased hugely.

This programme will provide you with a broad knowledge and understanding of the core biological and chemical sciences. You’ll develop practical and problem-solving skills in the laboratory in pharmaceutical, biological and chemical & forensic analysis, as well as both theoretical understanding and practical skills in DNA fingerprinting technology. You’ll acquire the multi-disciplinary knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to work effectively as an analyst in biotechnology, healthcare, chemical, pharmaceutical and forensic laboratories.

The biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries continue to expand, but expert reports suggest a shortfall in the number of suitable graduates. The biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries are particularly strong in Ireland at present. Graduates will be well placed to work in these industries.

  • This programme is recognised by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • Forensics
  • Biotechnology
  • Biopharma
  • Healthcare

Graduate Job Titles:

  • Forensic Analyst
  • Analyst
  • Quality Controller
  • Quality Assurance
  • Process Development
  • Regulatory Compliance Officer

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I loved the on-campus crime scene aspect to the course. Really enjoyed the mock trial in the court room you experience. This showed us all aspects of what you could encounter in Forensic Analysis.

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Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

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