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Biomedical Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
Biomedical Science graduates at University College Cork work in partnership with doctors and other health healthcare professionals in investigating samples of tissue and body fluids in order to diagnose disease and monitor patient treatments.
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Overview

Biomedical Scienceat University College Cork is a continually changing dynamic profession and involves study of the diverse areas of medical science including biochemistry, microbiology, cellular pathology, haematology and transfusion science. It provides training in cutting-edge technologies to facilitate investigation of disease and medical research.

The aim of this course is to educate you in Biomedical Sciences, including the state-of-the-art technologies used in hospitals and research laboratories. It is offered jointly by UCC and Cork Institute of Technology and 30 places are available.

Career

To be eligible to work as a Biomedical Scientist in a hospital laboratory, you must hold a BSc Honours degree in Biomedical Science, followed by the postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Placement. The degree, in conjunction with the clinical placement, is accredited by both the Academy of Medical Laboratory Science and the Institute of Biomedical Science, allowing you to work as a Biomedical Scientist in hospital laboratories in Ireland, the UK and elsewhere.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Biomedical Science 
  • Introduction to Cell Biology for Biomedical Scientists
  • Creativity, Innovation & Teamwork
  • Introduction to Health Science
  • Introduction to Human Biology
  • Biological Chemistry 
  • Introductory Mathematics & Applied Mathematics
  • Physics for Food, Nutritional & Environmental Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish or English, Mathematics, one laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Physics with Chemistry (joint) and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.  
  • Additional requirements:  H4 must be obtained in either Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Physics-with-Chemistry. Students presenting with a 2016 (or previous) Leaving Certificate must present with a HC2 in a Laboratory Science subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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