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Bachelor of Science in Bioscience

University of Limerick
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelor of Science in Bioscience

The Bioscience degree merges studies of cell biology, molecular biology, and immunology with a focus on molecular medicine. Ireland is one of the leading international locations for the Life Science industry, which spans biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices and biotechnology and the degree is designed to align with these areas. The course includes specialist guest lectures by members of the external BioPharma community giving the students a state-of-the-art insight into this exciting field.

Admission requirements

Minimum grades

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Subject requirements

In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade O3/H7 in Mathematics and a Grade H4in any one of the following: Agricultural Science, Applied Maths, Biology, Chemistry,Physics, Physics with Chemistry.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • General Chemistry 1
  • Biology 1
  • Science Mathematics 1
  • Laboratory Calculations
  • Introduction to Environmental & Biosciences
  • Introduction to Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Scientific Computations

Semester 2

  • Biology for Biosciences
  • Organic Chemistry 1
  • introduction to Physics
  • Science Mathematics 2
  • General Chemistry 2 (Inorganic)
  • General Chemistry 2 (Physical)

Year 2

Semester 3

  • General Microbiology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Cellular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Introductory Anatomy and Physiology

Semester 4

  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Proteins and DNA

Year 3

Semester 5

  • Cell and Molecular Biology of the Immune System
  • Microbial Technology 2
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Integrative Physiology

Semester 6

  • Cooperative Education


  • Cooperative Education

Year 4

Semester 7

  • Current Trends in Biotechnology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Pharmacology and Drug Development
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biometrics
  • Bioscience Final Year Project 1

Semester 8

  • Cancer Mechanisms
  • Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Host MicrobeInteractions
  • Immuno and DNA Diagnostic Techniques
  • Bioscience Final Year Project 2

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Full Time Tution fee for 2021/2022:

  • EU Fee: 7,356€
  • Non EU Fee: 16,794€


NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Continuing studies

The degree would provide an excellent foundation for students considering application to graduate entry medical school or to apost- graduatecareer in Bioscience/Life Sciences area.

Career paths

Bioscience is extremely important to Ireland’s economy and its future growth. Graduates of the programme will be well positioned to gain employment in Ireland’s rapidly growing high tech Life Science industry or pursue further study in fields such as molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology or immunology.

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...

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Why study at University of Limerick

The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.  

The University of Limerick houses a broad range of world class and specialist equipment and facilities that give students and researchers an immersive and practical approach to their studies and research.

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick

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