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Medical Biotechnology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Sligo, Ireland
This Medical Biotechnology (Hons) programme from Institute of Technology Sligo gives graduates access to the latest industry innovations and advancements, teaching them skills needed to gain employment in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical device industries in Ireland and abroad. 
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Innovative teaching methods are used on the Medical Biotechnology (Hons) programme from Institute of Technology Sligo, including the use of social networking, game-based learning, industrial workshops and visits to target industries and employers. 

We also recognize the importance of transferable skills such as data presentation, information sourcing and scientific technical writing which allows students to broaden their employment possibilities.


Graduates from this programme work across many bio-based industries including biopharmaceutical, diagnostics, and medical devices. They gain roles as technologists, instrumentation scientists, process technician, cell culture scientist and protein and drug analysts. Many graduates also pursue M.Sc.’s or doctoral research in IT Sligo or in other higher education institutions.

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:

  • Formulation Delivery Sys And Pack Of Biopharmaceuticals
  • Biopharmaceutical Validation
  • Protein Purification
  • Analytical Testing Of Biopharmaceuticals
  • Cell Culture Processing
  • Recombinant Cell Engineering
  • Implant Biocompatibility

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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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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