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DNA and Forensic Analysis (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Biotech and food industries requirements for graduates with well developed analytical and problem-solving skills will continue to grow as rapid methods of detection and diagnostic kits are further developed.

This Level 8 honours degree programme is academically accredited by the Institute, and also has professional accreditation from the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS).

The CSFS is the professional body for forensic practitioners and this stamp of approval from the Forensic Science Society means that employers know that graduates come from a programme of study that provides sufficient skills and knowledge to:

  • Interpret, evaluate and present evidence
  • Conduct lab analysis using methods routinely used in forensic science
  • Perform techniques involved in crime scene investigations

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:

  • Biology 1
  • Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Mathematics 1
  • Laboratory Skills I for Forensics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate with a minimum of Grade C3 in two Higher Level subjects, and a minimum of Grade D3 (Ordinary Level) in 4 other subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination, which must include Mathematics and English or Irish.
  • No Leaving Cert Science subject is required for this course
  • Recent minimum CAO points: 370
  • Points range of recent offers: 370-500

Tuition Fee

  • 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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