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BSc (Hons) in Science with 2 Award options: Biopharmaceutical Science / Environmental Bioscience

Course Points
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

Course Summary

The aim of this four-year level 8 Science course is to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies to respond effectively to current and future developments in the Biopharmaceutical or Environmental Bioscience sectors. Entry into this common entry level 8 Science course allows you the opportunity to experience both areas before specialising into their preferred Award option in year 3, namely Biopharmaceutical Science or Environmental Bioscience.

This common entry Science course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in either the Biopharmaceutical OR Environmental Science sector.

Years one and two of this Science course will focus on the fundamental sciences and will include some specific Biopharmaceutical and Environmental content, to allow you to choose your preferred career pathway.

In years three and four the students will specialise into their preferred stream leading to one of 2 Award options as follows:

Biopharmaceutical Science: Students will gain knowledge and skills in a number of areas, including Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Biotherapeutics, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Quality Management, Biopharmaceutical Processing and Research.

Environmental Bioscience: Students will gain knowledge and skills in a number of areas, including Ecology, Biotechnology, Environmental Monitoring and Modelling, Aquatic Sciences, Plant Science, Ecotoxicology, Soil and Water Management, Microbiology, Data Analysis, Molecular Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Quality Management, Risk Assessment and Research.

This level 8 common entry Science course is particularly suitable for students who have an interest in the Life Sciences Sector, including Industry and Research.

Graduates have opportunities for employment in the following sectors:

· Biopharmaceutical

· Environmental

· Biomedical; Pharmaceutical

· Medical Devices

· Health Care

· Nutraceuticals

· Biotechnology

· Food

Graduates will be able to progress to Level 9 taught postgraduate courses and Level 9 and 10 research courses, either within DkIT or other HEIs.

Please find information on fees and funding here:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

INCLUDING At least two H5 Grades

AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7

AND English Grade O6 or H7

OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

PLUS Minimum Points Score of 300.


Northern Ireland Applicants:

Entrants from Northern Ireland must have at least two A Levels at grade C or higher and four other subjects at GCSE, AS or A Levels. Entrants must have Mathematics and English (or Irish) at GCSE level as a minimum.

Equivalences to the Leaving Certificate and GCEs are also accepted. For further information on entry from Northern Ireland, please consult here.


International Students:

International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0 A Leaving Certificate or A-level science subject is not required but is recommended. Please consult here.


Mature Applicants: For more information, please click here.


Dr Arjan van Rossum (Head of Department of Applied Sciences)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2620

Course ID DK883
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 300
Places 20
School School of Health & Science
Department Applied Sciences
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 2018
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