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Biomedical and Bio-industrial Sciences (ATU Sligo award) (Online) (Hons)

Atlantic Technological University

48 months
4250 EUR/year
4250 EUR/year
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The overall purpose of this Biomedical and Bio-industrial Sciences (ATU Sligo award) (Online) (Hons) programme at the Atlantic Technological University is to provide an academically challenging and vocationally relevant science education for those secondary education qualified scientists and technologists working in a clinical healthcare setting or other areas.


The Biomedical and Bio-industrial Sciences (ATU Sligo award) (Online) (Hons) programme at the Atlantic Technological University is unique, not only as a collaboration between two leading Higher Education (HE) distance learning providers in the Ireland and UK but also in widening access to HE for healthcare science associate practitioners, and less qualified practitioners within biopharmaceutical manufacturing and research.

  • Our programme meets clinical and/or industrial needs within three carefully designed BSc Honours courses, of which you would enter one for either a clinically focused award from Ulster or an industrially focused award from IT Sligo or a clinical and industrial related joint award from Ulster and ATU Sligo.
  • In addition, the industrially focused courses combine cutting-edge skills in Biopharmaceutical Science and the Biomedical Sciences with an understanding of the legislative and quality control system framework in which this takes place within these industries.

Students are required to attend ATU Sligo once per year for a 2 day lab workshop in years 1-3. They are also required to attend UU Coleraine for workshops in years 3 and 4. 

Career Opportunities

You will enhance your prospects for promotion within your existing work place, and be able to secure professional roles with other employers of clinical and industrial biomedical scientists, and more broadly in the area of analytical science. The industrial focus of the courses aim to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the critical aspects of Biopharmaceutical Processing and Support Services, with specific focus on the product lifecycle of Biological products and associated processes. There is also sufficient flexibility to allow you to move laterally into associated careers including Research and Development opportunities.

If you are a Healthcare Science assistant in the UK, the Ulster award is designed to meet the academic requirements of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) to facilitate professional registration. Furthermore, if you have the support of your employer to assess you against the required portfolio of IBMS practice competencies, you will then after graduation be in a position to apply for registration as a Biomedical Scientist by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice in Health Care Science
  • BioPharmaceutical Quality Systems
  • Enterprise in Biomedical Sciences
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Scientific Communication
  • Exploitation of Biology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCSE: Passes at grade C or above in Mathematics, English Language and Chemistry OR Double Award Science;
  • Group A OR 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B). Group A – Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology or Home
  • Economics, of which Chemistry is preferred. Group B – Physical Education, Geography, Information Technology.
  • Applied Science Double Award
  • Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC)(: Minimum 300 CAO points/260 UCAS Tariff Points to include BBCCC (to include 2 science subjects as above)
  • BTEC National Diploma: 260 UCAS Tariff Points - Pass overall BTEC ND with DMM (appropriate science disciplines only acceptable);
  • Normally be employed in a relevant healthcare science/bioscience/ bio-pharmaceutical laboratory environment in a scientific or quality assurance role. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4250 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4250 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4250 EUR per year during 48 months.


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