BSc in Bioscience

Course Points
292
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
30 Places

Course Summary

If you have a keen interest in Biology and enjoy studying subjects like Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Ecology, then this three-year course is for you.

You will learn about the aspects of modern Biology that underpin the production of drugs, medical products and the control of pollution. You will also learn how to integrate this knowledge into a range of Bioscience Subjects such as Biotechnology, Industrial Microbiology, Biotherapeutics and Applied Ecology. 

There is an option for graduates of this course to specialise further through an add-on, honours degree course at DkIT in Biopharmaceutical Science.

Career Options: Pharmaceuticals Biopharmaceuticals Healthcare Medical devices Food and Beverage Environment There are also excellent career opportunities for graduates as:

  • Lab Technician
  • Chemist
  • Process Development Technician
  • Project Assistant
  • Quality Control Chemist/Technician
  • Research Assistant
  • Validation/Manufacturing Technician.

Progression to one-year, add-on BSc (Honours) in Biopharmaceutical Science OR Transfer to 3rd year of BSc (Honours) in Environmental Bioscience (subject to achievement of pass and minimum average mark of 50% in 2nd year).

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: 

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate including: 

  • At least one H5 Grades
  • AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
  • AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
  • PLUS minimum points score of 200

A Leaving Certificate science subject is desirable.

Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements: 

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include:  

  • Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better 
  • English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C) or better 
  • One subjects at either: 
    • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - E) 
    • AND/OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E) 
    • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction). 
    • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma. Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Grade Pass, Merit or Distinction) 
  • The remaining subjects must be different from those presented above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at: 
    • GCSE (Grade A* - C) 
    • AND/OR AS Level’ (Grades A - E) 
    • AND/OR A-level’ (Grades A* - E) 
    • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E) 
    • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction). 
    • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

 

Dr Arjan van Rossum (Head of Department of Life and Health Sciences)
Phone: +353 429370200
Email: arjan.vanrossum@dkit.ie

Course ID DK781
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 292
Places 30
School School of Health & Science
Department Life and Health Sciences
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK781.

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.

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