Undergraduate
BSc Biotechnology

NUI Galway

Course Overview


Biotechnology is the application of biology for the benefit of humanity and the environment. It harnesses organisms to provide foods and medicines, and for tasks such as cleaning toxic waste or detecting harmful substances.

Biotechnology has roots in food and agriculture, using yeast to make beer and bread, and lactic acid bacteria to make cheese. New technologies such as genetic engineering have enabled modern biotechnology to become an important part of the ‘smart economy’ in areas such as healthcare, agriculture, the food industry and the environment. This programme provides a focused and closely mentored course in an area with real opportunities for the future. Alongside core knowledge of modern biology, the Biotechnology degree provides tailored training in languages, business and communication skills. Students also complete individual projects in research laboratories on campus in their fourth year.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

28

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Biotechnologists find employment in rewarding jobs across the growing 'smart economy', including industries such as biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, healthcare, and the environment.
  • Graduates are equipped with a wide range of capabilities and practical experience, including business and language skills, which complement their knowledge of biology.
  • Employment opportunities are also available in research and teaching.
  • This also allows them to move into areas such as management and marketing, where the biotech revolution continues to open doors.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, and another Language, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint), Computer Science or Agricultural Science), and 02/H6 in another language and any other subject recognized for entry purposes.

English Requirements

Science and Engineering (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

O2 or H6 in a modern European language other than Irish or English is required.

Career Prospects


Biotechnologists find employment in rewarding jobs across the growing ‘smart economy’, including industries such as biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, healthcare, and the environment. Employment opportunities are also available in research and teaching. Graduates are equipped with a wide range of capabilities and practical experience, including business and language skills, which complement their knowledge of biology. This also allows them to move into areas such as management and marketing, where the biotech revolution continues to open doors.

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