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Biomedical Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Biomedical Science offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology is the science related to medical conditions, their causes, diagnosis and treatment. Graduates from the DIT Degree in Biomedical Science may work as medical scientists or research scientists all over the world.
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Overview

“The Degree in Biomedical Science offered here in Dublin Institute Of Technology is accredited by both the Academy of Medical Laboratory Science [Ireland] and the Institute of Biomedical Science [UK].”

This dual accreditation ensures that graduates of the DIT degree are eligible to work as medical/biomedical scientists in Clinical Diagnostic Pathology Laboratories in Ireland, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

The degree provides multi-disciplinary training and clinical laboratory placement in all Biomedical Science disciplines, so that a graduate may work in any of the following areas in Pathology: Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Cytology, Cellular Pathology, Haematology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, and Transfusion Science.

Career Opportunities

There are many opportunities for Biomedical Science graduates in both diagnostic Pathology laboratories in the Health Service and in research laboratories. Graduates of this degree have completed both the Clinical Laboratory Placement and honours degree in Biomedical Science, which are required for eligibility to practice as a medical scientist in Clinical Pathology Laboratories in Ireland [Department of Health and Children Regulations]. This degree is also recognised for employment in Private Pathology and Research laboratories, and for Biomedical Science positions worldwide.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Biomedical Science
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Histology, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Organ System Physiology
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Physics for Health Sciences
  • Mathematics for Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Infection & Immunity

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3819 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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