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Biological and Biomedical Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Maynooth, Ireland
We offer a bachelor degree in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the Maynooth University. You will learn how to use analytical and technical procedures to monitor and improve human health and to investigate disease.
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Overview

This is the study of life, from the fundamental building blocks of our genes to the largest animals that inhabit our planet; how living things work – how they interact with one another and their surroundings, and how they change and evolve; and it involves the application of biomedical science to medical/clinical use.

At the Maynooth University in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program you will also learn how to ask questions, make observations, and analyse evidence – in theory work and through practical laboratory sessions – and to present and communicate your findings clearly while developing your computer literacy and research skills.

The main strengths of the Department include Biological Control, Bioinformatics, Immunology, Medical Mycology, Molecular Genetics and Plant Biotechnology and staff have international reputations in these areas. New appointments in the Department have consolidated research strengths in Immunology and Protein Chemistry.

Career Options

  • Graduates of the BCL programme wishing to pursue a career in accounting may immediately enter professional training, and avail of certain exemptions from the professional accounting bodies.
  • As a graduate of the BCL programme you will be in a position to immediately enter professional legal training, either by sitting the Law Society of Ireland’s FE1 examinations for entry to the solicitors’ profession or the Honorable Society of King’s Inns’ Barrister-at-Law Degree entrance examination for entry to the barristers’ profession.
  • Postgraduate study options at the Department of Law and the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting have a strong international focus to reflect the increasingly global nature of accounting, law and legal practice. Options currently include LL.M. (International Business Law) and LL.L. (Global Legal Studies), Higher Diploma in Professional Accounting, MA in Accounting.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Human Biology
  • Mechanisms Of Human Disease
  • Biological Function & Diversity
  • From Cell To Organism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    80

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    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    55

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General Requirements

  • Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2020. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2020.
  • Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4317 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4317 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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