48 months
15000 EUR/year
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By taking the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program from 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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  • You will study the science that is broadly similar to the preclinical component of a medical degree.
  • 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.
  • Opportunity to study a Bachelor of Arts subject in first year such as Economics, Spanish or Anthropology. Alternatively students can choose a Bachelor of Science subject.
  • There is a transfer pathway from 1st year MH201 Science to 2nd year MH208 Biological & Biomedical Sciences for students who have taken Biology, Mathematics and another two subjects. Places are limited and are based on 1st year results and points attained in school leaving examinations.


Students graduate with either a BSc in Biological Science OR a BSc in Biomedical Science.

Graduates of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program from Maynooth University pursue careers in research, industry and teacher training. BSc Biomedical Science graduates pursue careers in research, industry or enter graduate entry degree programmes (e.g. medicine, pharmacy, veterinary) or engage in Biomedical research. The BSc in Biomedical Science does not qualify to work in a hospital diagnostic laboratory, although graduates do work in clinical research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 30 credits of Biology in 1st year, Mathematics and 1 other Science or Arts subject.
  • Available Science subjects are Chemistry, Computer Science or Experimental Physics. Compatible Arts subjects: Anthropology, Business (International), Business (Management), Business (Marketing), Economics, Finance or Spanish

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official academic transcripts and diplomas
  • Passport
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation (x2) for postgraduate students only
  • English proof of proficiency (if required).  If your score is pending you may submit your application for review and send your score later.

Tuition Fee

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    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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