The aim of this 4 year level 8 ab initio programme is to provide graduates with an Honours degree in Biotechnology with an emphasis on Biopharmaceutical Science. It meets the growing demand of the Life Sciences and Biopharmaceutical sector for highly skilled graduates with specialist training in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biomolecular Techniques, Mammalian Cell Culture, Bioanalysis, Bioprocessing, Quality Management and Data Analytics.
Graduates of this programme may have careers in Biopharma Manufacturing, Process Science, Quality Control and Research and Development in a range of Bio- Industry Sectors. You may also continue your studies to become a Science/Biology teacher in second level schools as well as progressing to undertake a Masters or Ph.D programme in Biology-related disciplines in Ireland or abroad.
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 and in particular the Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical industries.
You will have small class sizes, dedicated lecturers, and gain hands-on experience of state of the art technologies in Biotechnology.
Class Contact Hours
22-25 hours per week.
Employment and career opportunities are available in key growth areas including the Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical, Bioanalytical and Healthcare sectors. Typical jobs include Process Scientist, Bioanalyst, Biotechnologist, Production Specialist, Microbiologist and Molecular Biologist. Graduates may work in Regeneron, Pfizer, BMS, Biomarin, MSD, Vistakon, Beckman Coulter and Janssen.
Graduates are eligible to apply for the Masters in Education (formerly H. Dip.) and pursue a career in Science/Biology teaching in second level schools. Graduates may also pursue Masters or Ph.D. programmes in Biology-related disciplines in Ireland or abroad.
Duration : 4 Years
Intake : Sep
Level : Undergraduate
Tuition & fees : € 10,250
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)
Tuition & fees :
A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.
QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants:
Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.
Please visit www.cao.ie for further information on how to apply to this course.
IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5