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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Biochemistry
The B.Sc. In Industrial Biochemistry is a degree programme in biotechnology. It focuses upon the study of living cells (or components of living cells) and the medical/industrial applications of such substances. It is designed to prepare you for a career in the biotechnology sector and allied industries and has a very strong employment record.
Examples of traditional biotechnological processes include the use of microorganisms to produce alcohol or antibiotics. Examples of more modern biotechnological processes include the use of genetic engineering to produce protein-based drugs or “Biopharmaceuticals” (e.g. Insulins or Interferons), engineered plants, which are drought or pesticide resistant or transgenic animals displaying some novel characteristic, such as faster growth.
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.
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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- General Chemistry 1
- Biology 1
- Science Mathematics1
- Laboratory Calculations
- Introduction to Environmental & Biosciences
- Introduction to Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Introduction to Scientific Computations
- Biology for Biosciences
- Organic Chemistry 1
- Science Mathematics 2
- General Chemistry 2 (INORGANIC)
- General Chemistry 2 (PHYSICAL)
- General Microbiology
- Organic Chemistry 2A (1)
- Analytical Chemistry 1A
- Science Maths 3
- Industrial Biochemistry 1
- Introduction to Quality Management
- Proteins and DNA
- Analytical Chemistry 2A
- Science Maths 4
- Bioprocess Engineering 1
- Microbial Technology 2
- Genetic Engineering
- Analytical Chemistry 3
- Safety and Industry
- Cooperative Education
- Cooperative Education
- Bioprocess Engineering for Biochemists
- Biochemistry Project 1
- Industrial Biochemistry 2
- Immunology and DNA Diagnostic Techniques
- Biochemistry Project 2
- Cell Biochemistry
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
- Understanding complex biological processes
- Assembling arguments and engaging in debate
- Thinking independently and problem-solving
- Full and critical
- Critical, analytical and practical skills
- Communication, presentation and IT skills
- Self-management and professional development
- PhD in a relevant research field
- Bachelor of Medicines, Bachelor of Surgery (Graduate Entry)
- Graduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering
- MA in Business Management
Graduates progressing directly into employment take up a wide variety of roles. The following provides a sample of initial roles listed on the Graduate Outcomes Survey by graduates approximately one year after graduation:
- Biotech Production
- Manufacturing Technician
- Irish Research Council
- Laboratory Assistant
- Laboratory Technician
- Manufacturing Biochemist
- Process Technician
- QC Analyst
- Quality Officer
- Research and Development Analyst
- Technical Support
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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...
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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