BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED BIOLOGY AND BIOPHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE
Why Study Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science?
Discover how medicines are produced by genetically altered bacteria. Learn how to manage quality systems which ensure that these revolutionary medicines are safe - to the user and the environment. Improve on the design of diagnostic kits used to detect viruses in the blood supply.
This programme extends and develops the depth of understanding, competence and awareness of students in the main areas of analytical science, biochemical and microbiological analysis and quality management. It encompasses new and developing technologies such as biotechnology, genetic engineering and biopharmaceutical science. It improves and extends your supervisory, organisational and managerial potential and enables the student to obtain well-paid, responsible positions in industry.
Biology; Microbiology; Computing; Immunology; Pharmaceutical Analysis; Biotechnology; Quality Management; Biochemical Analysis; Project.
Graduates are prepared for employment in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological and food ndustries and in the area of quality control of starting materials, in-process and finished products. Many graduates have progressed to employment in supervisory, organisational and managerial capacities within industry and some have obtained employment as technical sales representatives in related industries.
Graduates can progress onto the year four of the B.Sc. (honours) degree in Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science at GMIT (subject to availability of places) or other relevant honours degree courses at other Institutes of Technology and universities in Ireland and the UK. M.Sc. and Ph.D. opportunities are available after graduating with an honours degree. MSc and PhD opportunities are available after graduating with an honours degree.
Other Essential Information
There is no need to have studied Biology at Leaving Certificate level, as the fundamentals of all science subjects are delivered in year one.