BSc in Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals

Institute of Technology Carlow
UniHaven Pathway Access

The Foundation in Business, Management and Study Skills is run online and provides direct entry to the BSc (Hons) in Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals.

Programme Overview

Bioscience is the branch of science concerned with living organisms and is the foundation of many other schools of scientific inquiry, including biopharmaceuticals, which refers to medical drugs manufactured in living organisms such as bacteria, yeast and mammalian cells. Years 1 and 2 provide students with a strong foundation in the biology and chemistry of living organisms. Years 3 and 4 provides more detailed and practical study of the production, monitoring and quality control of biologically-based processes and includes a practical industrial project.

The course features extensive laboratory classes and varied project work. This course will advance students’ skills in bioanalysis, biotechnology, genetics, immunology, diagnostics, bioforensics and biopharmaceutical science. Skills will also be developed in sourcing and presenting scientific information in advance of the Year 4 research project. A 12-week work placement is an integral part of the course.

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Why do this Programme?

More than 50% of the course is dedicated to laboratory practical work, enabling students to gain essential laboratory skills. Highlights include:
Small groups for laboratory practicals, Extensive industry-relevant project in Year 4, and an Industry-based work placement. If you are interested in biological sciences, and want to study a course that has extensive hands-on laboratory work, leading to fantastic job opportunities in a growing industry, then the BSc (Hons) Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals is a great choice!

Career Prospects

The four-year Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals course is designed to produce highly employable graduates for the bioscience, biotechnology, biopharmaceutical science and food science industries. These sectors are rapidly evolving and offer excellent and varied employment options in quality control, quality assurance, technical, supervisory or management areas.