This course provides a thorough, modern training in both biochemistry and genetics, emphasising common areas such as molecular biology, genetic engineering and biotechnology. You'll gain expertise in core practices such as handling DNA and proteins and manipulating genes and genomes. These skills are highly sought after in the medicinal, pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and biotechnology industries. Teaching takes place predominately in the Medical School and will include lectures, small-group workshops, practical sessions and seminars - providing a well-rounded and dynamic learning experience. Many of the teaching staff are actively involved in real-world research and have a strong insight into the skills which are required for a successful career in this field. 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, biochemistry, genetics, organic and inorganic chemistry, as well as core skills in biochemistry. In the second year, your studies continue to go into greater depth. You'll cover structures, functions and analysis of proteins and genes, as well as the genetic basis of disease, cell-to-cell signalling and metabolic regulation. You'll undertake a research project in year three, exploring an area of biochemistry 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
|With at least 6 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.