Applied Biology is a discipline that is currently at the forefront of scientific research and technological development and underpins a number of premier industries in Ireland and internationally. These include the Healthcare and Biophamaceutical sectors, Food industries, Biotechnology, Bioanalytical and Diagnostics, and more. This programme allows you an opportunity to study the key areas in Applied Biology including Microbiology, Biochemistry, Food Science, Biotechnology, Genetics, Bio-forensics, and Healthcare. You will also gain handson experience of state of the art laboratory techniques, merging both traditional and cutting edge technologies in the life sciences.
Who is the programme suited to?
This programme is designed for students who have a keen interest in Biology and who wish to pursue successful careers in the Life Sciences. You will have small class sizes, dedicated lecturers, and gain hands on experience of state of the art technologies in Applied Biology.
Top 3 Reasons
1. This programme provides you with a wide and varied education to give you many career prospects and employment opportunities in Biotechnology, Healthcare, Environmental, Food, and Pharmaceutical Sectors and more.
2. You will have small class sizes, dedicated lecturers, and gain hands on experience of state of the art technology in diverse biology disciplines including Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry.
3. LIT offers graduates of this programme the opportunity to progress to a Level 8, Add-on, Honours Degree in Bioanalysis and Biotechnology and further.
Class Contact Hours
24 hours per week.
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"I was always interested in Biology so this course was perfect for me. I found it enjoyable, exciting and very relevant to industry. I feel it has given me the knowledge and skills I need to start my career in the Biosciences and I am looking forward to putting them into practice."
The programme offers you diverse employment opportunities in key growth areas within the Life Sciences. As a graduate in Applied Biology you will have excellent career prospects and employment opportunities in a range of sectors such as the Biotechnology, Food, Healthcare, Environmental, Bio-Pharmaceutical and more. Graduates of the programme may also progress to the one year Addon Level 8 Honours Degree in Bioanalysis & Biotechnology.