Biochemistry - Biological and Biomedical Sciences, B.A. | Trinity College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
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Biochemistry - Biological and Biomedical Sciences

48 months
27610 EUR/year
7332 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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If your interests are broadly in the molecular side of the life sciences and medicine but are undecided about your exact career path then the Biochemistry - Biological and Biomedical Sciences programme of Trinity College Dublin is good choice for you.


Biochemistry at Trinity

When you study biochemistry at Trinity you will have the opportunity to learn from leading researchers in cancer biology, obesity, diabetes, neurobiology, neurodegeneration, autoimmunity, immunometabolism, parasitology, protein structure and drug development. Teaching and training takes place in a new state-of-the-art facility, the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, which allows interdisciplinary training in biomedical sciences. 

Special features of biochemistry teaching at Trinity is the use of small group (2-3 students) tutorials with an assigned member of staff in third and fourth year, a nine week individual Capstone research project in the laboratory of one of the fifteen principal investigators in biochemistry in your final year and hands on training within the most advanced core facilities for microscopy, cytometry, NMR and X-ray crystallography in the country.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

The Biochemistry - Biological and Biomedical Sciences programme of Trinity College Dublin will equip you to work in all major aspects of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. Currently biochemistry graduates work in hospitals, commercial laboratories dealing with analysis, biotechnology, food science, pharmaceuticals or diagnostics. Biochemistry graduates also benefit from their training in critical thinking, analytical reasoning and presentation and communication skills. 

Consequently, our recent graduates are in high demand in careers not related directly to biochemistry such as communication, information systems, teaching, management, patent law and journalism. Examples of companies where biochemistry graduates from Trinity are employed include Abbot, Andor Technology, Kerry Group, MSD, Novartis, and Pfizer. In addition, recent graduates also work in organisations such as the HSE, HPRA, Forensic Science Ireland, Teagasc and also in science journalism in RTÉ, BBC, Nature group. Biochemistry graduates are also employed in scientific administration in organisations such as the HRB, the Wellcome Trust and the European Commission. Many graduates are also employed in teaching at second and third level.

Programme Structure

First and second years

  • During the first two years, students intending to take Biochemistry as their final degree will take a range of modules in biology, chemistry, mathematics as well as approved modules in other relevant areas.

Third year

  • Core modules are: Protein Structure and Function, Membrane and Cell Biology and Nucleic acids.Research Skills in Biochemistry (40 credits). In addition you will take a combination of open modules from related disciplines as well as at least one of the Trinity Electives that are available to a total of 20 credits.

Fourth year

  • Core modules cover: Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Microbial Diseases, Stem Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Metabolic Diseases, Structural Biochemistry and Cellular Imaging, Immunology, Capstone Research Project in Biochemistry.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Final second level qualification results
  • IELTS, Cambridge Advanced/Proficiency, TOEFL scores, for applicants whose first language is not English
  • Academic transcripts for each year of third level study and all third level qualifications awarded
  • SAT, AP or ACT scores (US and Canadian applicants only)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Passport
  • Application fee (non-refundable) and application fee payment form

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27610 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27610 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7332 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7332 EUR per year during 48 months.

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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