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Biomedical and Molecular Diagnostics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Biomedical and Molecular Diagnostics offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology is the science related to medical conditions - their causes, diagnosis (identification of disease) and treatment. Molecular diagnostics is the use and development of novel technologies to enable faster and more personalised diagnosis, often using DNA based approaches.
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This Biomedical and Molecular Diagnostics programme offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology  is designed to bring students from the fundamental sciences to advanced diagnostics, product (test) design and development. The aim is to foster the development of technically competent, flexible graduates with practical problem solving abilities, bioentrepreneurship, generic and transferrable skills via a combination of coursework, work placement and research placement.

 A unique feature of the programme is the integration of diagnostic and analytical sciences with bioproduct design and development. The programme also includes modules in transferrable skills such as communications, basic programming, bioinformatics, bioentrepreneurship and bioindustry skills. In years three and four, semester-long work placements and research projects provide an invaluable opportunity to gain real life skills and experience, and to apply academic knowledge in a real-world setting.

Career Opportunities

Molecular Diagnostics is the fastest growing area of the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry sector. Graduates of this programme will be uniquely placed to tap into this rapidly growing market in commercial areas such as the in-vitro diagnostic industry. Graduates will also be ideally placed to pursue additional qualifications and follow a research or academic career path.

This programme will not qualify graduates for membership of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) Ireland. Membership of the ACSLM is required for practice as a Medical Scientist in Ireland.

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 & Molecular Diagnostics
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biological Basis of Disease
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Control & Integrative Physiology
  • Biochemistry of Metabolism
  • Molecular Immunology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    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

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


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