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Analytical, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Science


Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science

Discipline: Analytical, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Science

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 64

CAO Round 1 Points: 280 (2020)

Why Study?

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.

Programme Modules

  • Biology; Microbiology; Pharmaceutics.
  • Computing; Immunology.
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis; Biotechnology, Enzymology.
  • Quality Management; Biochemical Analysis.
  • Project.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological and food industries 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.

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates can progress onto the year four of the BSc (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.

MSc and PhD opportunities are available after graduating with an honours degree.

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.

Materials Fee
Students will be liable for an additional materials fee of €100 per year for certain full time programmes. This fee is not covered by Granting Authorities. Material Fees are not applicable to either Erasmus, Part-Time or Full time Non-EU students.

Studying Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science at GMIT, Galway in the West of Ireland

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GMIT Graduate, Mark McDonnell, Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science Graduate

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Contact Us

Dr Orla Slattery

Email: Orla Slattery  


Head of Department:

Dr Eugene Mc Carthy
Tel: 091-742081

E-mail: Eugene McCarthy