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Natural Sciences


BSc Biosciences/Biotechnology

3 years

€0 pa

Programme profile

The main objective of this programme is to provide a broad background in the life sciences and their applications in biotechnology. The programme was designed to train professionals who can combine a good knowledge of the principles of biology with biotechnology skills, with a view to successfully integrating into international biotech companies, pharmaceutical companies and basic research labs.

In addition to the required technical and conceptual scientific courses, the programme also includes modules relevant to socio-economic, legal and IT aspects essential to filling future roles in the sector.

The programme in Biosciences and Biotechnology consists of a common first year, where the student is provided with a solid base in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, followed by a second and third year when the student specialises in either Biology or Biotechnology.

Programme content

Year 1: General Biology and Microbiology; General and Inorganic Chemistry; Mathematics & Statistics; Computer Science; Organic Chemistry; Physics; Genetics; Foreign Language; Laboratory

Biology Specialisation
Year 2: Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering; Biochemistry: Cell & Developmental Biology; Biochemistry; Cell Biology; Developmental Biology; Zoology; Botany; Anatomy & Histology; Industrial Economy; Laboratory

Year 3: Hygiene & Industrial Microbiology; Ecology and Parasitology; Physiology; General and Clinical Diagnostics; Internship; Electives

Biotechnology Specialisation
Year 2: Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering; Biochemistry; Cell Biology & Cell Biotechnology; Cell Biology; Cell Biotechnology; Law of Bioethics and Economy; Immunity and Parasitology; Food Chemistry; Laboratory

Year 3: Genetics of Microorganisms & Microbial Biotechnology; Industrial and Clinical Microbiology; Clinical Diagnostics and Molecular Applications; Physiology; Internship; Electives


The university offers a related Masters programme, taught through English, in the following areas:

Biological Sciences

Entry Requirements

3 A-levels & 3 GCSEs

Scottish Students are required to have a SQC with 2 Advanced Highers and at least 4 Highers. Subjects to include Maths.

Biology and/or Chemistry preferred

Six passes at Leaving Certificate, 2 at H5. Biology and/or Chemistry preferred




15 July

04 September