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

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW108
  • 18
  • 276
  • 4 Years
  • Overview
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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 course will advance students’ skills in bioanalysis, biotechnology, genetics, immunology, diagnostics, bioforensics and biopharmaceutical science. Skills will also be developed in sourcing and presenting scientific information in advance of the Year 4 research project. A 12-week work placement is an integral part of the course.

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What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Many graduates undertake postgraduate opportunities at Institute of Technology Carlow and other national and international institutions with Masters and Doctorate Research or Taught courses.

What exemptions will I receive?




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

The Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals course 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:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7.

Subjects Required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Dr Gerard Murphy
BSc (Hons), PhD