Undergraduate
BSc Science

NUI Galway

Course Overview


The Bachelor of Science degree is a programme which allows you to take a variety of subjects in the general scientific field before deciding to specialize in one scientific area for your four-year honors degree.

It is the ideal choice for students who want to study Science, but are not yet ready to narrow their options to a specific topic. You can take subjects from the Physical Sciences, for example, and combine them with subjects from the Biological Sciences, the Mathematical Sciences, or the Earth and Ocean Sciences. Opportunities exist to choose from the wide range of subjects offered in the college. Please note, however, that quotas apply to second year subjects in the BSc Science programme.
The Bachelor of Science will give you a solid foundation in general Science subjects during your first three years of study. These include subjects you may already have studied, like Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics, but also include Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Botany and Plant Science, Microbiology, Zoology, Pharmacology and the Earth and Ocean Sciences. With such a diverse range of scientific topics, students often find they need time to discover which specialism is for them. As a Science graduate with critical thinking skills, your training will always stand to you, both in your professional career and in the personal interests you develop over your life. Research and development in industry and public sector bodies will continue to be a critical part of the development of knowledge economies. No matter what subject you decide to specialize in, there will be an R&D aspect to it in industry, academia or public sector bodies. In Ireland, industry leaders have repeatedly pointed to the need for more Science graduates to retain and build on the economy’s competitiveness. In addition, with climate change and ongoing food and energy resource challenges to sustainable development, the requirement for scientific solutions to the problems mankind faces is as great as ever.

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

300

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The Bachelor of Science will give you a solid foundation in general Science subjects during your first three years of study.
  • A degree in science provides you with the potential to develop a wide variety of skills. Students can be employed in areas such as industry, IT, investment banking, consulting, marketing, research, or third-level education.
  • As a Science graduate with critical thinking skills, your training will always stand to you, both in your professional career and in the personal interests you develop over your life.
  • In Ireland, industry leaders have repeatedly pointed to the need for more Science graduates to retain and build on the economy’s competitiveness.

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, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects 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

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

Career Prospects


A degree in science provides you with the potential to develop a wide variety of skills. Students can be employed in areas such as industry, IT, investment banking, consulting, marketing, research, or third-level education.
Some careers of past graduates include:
• Medical Devices
• Biodiversity Specialist
• National Parks and Wildlife Service
• Senior Inspector, EPA
• Meteorologist, Met Eireann
• Design Engineer
• Curator of Astronomy & Modern Physics, Science Museum, London
• Functional Ecologist, Teagasc
Our science graduates are seen as diligent, intelligent, hard-working and adaptable by other industries; hence it is possible to undertake successful career changes. A science degree equips you with the ability to learn, think independently and critically, and adapt to situations.

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