B.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences (Hons)

University College Dublin

48 months
26400 EUR/year
6880 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences (Hons) course at University College Dublin will appeal to those with a keen interest in science and in how research and technology can impact on human health. You’ll learn how scientifically driven investigations can advance our knowledge of disease prevention, detection and treatment.


The Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences (Hons) course at University College Dublin will immerse you in modern medical and biological sciences, and focus on the application of scientific developments. 

The flexible, modular structure of this degree allows you to specialise in the areas of investigative biomedical science that interest you, particularly in the later stages of the degree.


  • Typically, graduates will follow scientific careers in biomedical research, undertaking MSc and PhD higher degrees. 
  • They also have a high success rate for entry to Graduate Entry Medicine programmes and pursue opportunities in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as other areas allied to health.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Biostatistics
  • Neuroscience
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Cardiac/Vascular Biology
  • Pharmacology/Biochemistry
  • Renal Biology
  • Bioinformatics Genetics & proteomics
  • Mechanisms of disease
  • Endocrine, renal and reproductive pharmacology
  • Central nervous system diseases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • The normal closing date is 1 February.
    • Late applications are accepted up to 1 May except for categories of applicant (DARE, HEAR and Mature for most courses)


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants presenting the Irish Leaving Certificate (established) must have six recognised subjects, selected according to course requirements, and must obtain Grade H5, or better, in two subjects and Grade O6/H7, or better, in the remaining four subjects. For all courses in UCD, this must include Irish (unless exempt) and English.
  • Irish, EU and EFTA students* are eligible to apply for admission to all undergraduate courses and apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO):
  • For very high demand courses, a numerus clausus for EU applicants applies (i.e. based on the proportion of applicants achieving top grades from the various cohorts).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26400 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6880 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6880 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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