This course has a strong practical focus. You'll work in specialist laboratories which are fully equipped for hands-on experience in areas ranging from DNA and protein handling, to gene cloning technology. We have strong links with clinical schools in the University, giving you the opportunity to widen your breadth of knowledge via contact with biochemists, physiologists, pharmacologists, and cell biologists. This clinical link is a valuable element, as this course focuses heavily on the clinical and medical aspects of biochemistry over your second and third years. This expertise is in high demand, as you will be developing the skills desperately needed in the fight against various diseases and illnesses, and contributing to the development of life-saving medicines. The integrated masters (MSci) version of this course provides you with additional research experience, preparing you for your future career or further postgraduate study.
There are a range of optional modules to choose from in every year of the course. You will study these alongside core modules. During the first year, you'll be introduced to the fundamental aspects of cell biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, and human physiology. In the second year, your studies continue to go into greater depth. You'll cover signals and metabolic regulation, pharmacology, and an intermediate level of gene and protein analysis. You'll undertake a research project in year three, exploring an area that suits your personal interests in the field. This project may be lab, bioinformatics, or literature-based. There's also a large selection of optional modules to expand your learning. If you choose to study the integrated masters (MSci), you’ll complete a year-long research project in your fourth year. This could be lab- or literature-based.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
|At least 6.0 in each element.
|(minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.