Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals (BPH) CW108

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW108
  • 36
  • New Course
  • 4 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

Bioscience is the branch of science concerned with living organisms, from microorganisms to towering trees and gigantic whales. Bioscience is the foundation of many other schools of scientific inquiry, including Biopharmaceuticals, which refers to medical drugs manufactured in living organisms such as bacteria, yeast and mammalian cells.

This programme will advance students’ skills in bioanalysis; biotechnology; genetics; immunology; diagnostics; bioforensics and biopharmaceutical science. Skills will also be developed in how to source and present scientific information in advance of the Year 4 research project.  

Special Features:

All students, regardless of the original option chosen, will be permitted to change their selection at the end of Year 1 and confirm their specialism for Year 2.

  • Exit Awards - Ordinary Bachelor Degree after Year 3 in Biopharmaceuticals (BPH) or Environmental Science (ENV).
  • Exit Award – Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Many graduates take up postgraduate opportunities at IT Carlow and other national and international institutions with Masters and Doctorate Research or Taught programmes.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

The Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals programme is designed to produce highly employable graduates for the Bioscience, Biotechnology, Bioforensics and Biopharmaceutical Science industries. These sectors are rapidly evolving and offer excellent and varied employment options for graduates at home and abroad including careers with police forces, research institutions, medical bodies, environmental agencies, government agencies or pharmaceutical companies.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects Required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director/Work Placement Co-ordinator
Dr Gerard Murphy, BSc, PhD