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Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Sligo, Ireland
 This Science (Hons) degree from Institute of Technology Sligo allows you to complete a variety of science subjects in Year one prior to selecting a specialised honour’s degree to study from Years two to four. So if you are know you want to do a Level 8 science degree, but you cannot make up your mind now, then this is a good choice for you! 
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Science (Hons) from Institute of Technology Sligo builds a core foundation in key science disciplines in the first Year of study. 

The course particularly encourages critical thinking skills in students and this aspect of your education will ensure your ongoing professional career and lifelong learning development. 

Their skills profile will equip graduates for a diverse range of key environmental, health and safety, med biotech or pharma roles in industry, local authorities, public sector agencies, or in research and development. 


Graduates are employable as Scientists in a wide range of industries related to their final honour’s degree including Pharmaceuticals, Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Device, Medical Diagnostic, Food and Beverage, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology, and Occupational Health and Safety sectors.

These industries have a key employment profile in the Western and North Western regions as well as nationally and internationally. 

Graduates will also be suitable for employment in government and public agencies in a broad range of roles depending on their final honours degree designation. Graduates will also be able to pursue careers in research and development, and cognate postgraduate research degree programmes.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Biotechnology Bioremediation Composting
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • Wastewater Enquiry Based Learning
  • Biomolecular Technologies
  • Ecological Monitoring
  • Climate Science
  • Soils and the Environment

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • The requirement for entry to one of our Level 8 programmes is a minimum of 4 grade O6 and 2 Grade H5. This must include English or Irish and Mathematics.
  • We accept a H7 and above in Higher Level Mathematics, and also a B2 or higher in Foundation mathematics, as meeting the mathematics entry requirements.
  • We require a minimum of 160 points for all Level 8 programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sligo

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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