Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals (BPH) CW108
- NFQ Level 8
- 4 Years
- Further Studies
- Career Prospects
- Entry Requirements
What is the Course about?
Bioscience is the branch of science concerned with living organisms and 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.
Years 1 and 2 provide students with a strong foundation in the biology and chemistry of living organisms. Years 3 and 4 provides more detailed and practical study of the production, monitoring and quality control of biologically-based processes and includes a practical industrial project. The course features extensive laboratory classes and varied project work.
Is this course for you?
If you are interested in biological sciences, and want to study a course that has extensive hands-on laboratory work, leading to fantastic job opportunities in a growing industry, then our BSc (Hons) Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals is a great choice!
- More than 50% of the course is dedicated to laboratory practical work, enabling students to gain essential laboratory skills.
- Small groups for laboratory practicals.
- Extensive industryrelevant project in Year 4.
- Industry-based work placement.
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 four-year Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals course is designed to produce highly employable
graduates for the bioscience, biotechnology, biopharmaceutical science and food science industries. These sectors are rapidly evolving and offer excellent and varied employment options in quality control, quality assurance, technical, supervisory or management areas.
What are the minimum entry requirements?
- 2H5 & 4O6/H7
- English or Irish O6/H7
- Mathematics O6/H7
Current Concepts in Science
Quantitative Methods & Quality Control
Analytical Techniques/Pharmaceutical Science
Manufacturing and Analytical Technologies
Quality Management, Experimental Design and Data Analysis
Fermentation & Food Microbiology
Molecular Biology & Immunology
Bioscience Project and Workplace Planning
Indust Microbiology & Biopharm
Molecular Genetics & Immunology
Enviro Mgt and Ind Mgt Systems
Industrial Work Placement
For Further Information ContactProgramme Director
Dr Paula Rankin
BA (Hons), MSc, PG Dip, PhD