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Biomolecular Science / Eolaíocht Bhithmhóilíneach


What is... Biomolecular Science?

Students will be provided in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge on a range of topics, reflecting the integrated nature of biomolecular science, such as the importance of macromolecular structure, interactions and function in relation to normal and diseased states as studied in Biochemistry. Advanced Molecular Biology reviews recombinant DNA technology, gene mutation and gene expression in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

There are career opportunities for graduates of this programme in bioscience, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, veterinary, diagnostics and allied industries. In addition, graduates can obtain employment in research in the bioscience, biotechnology and health service sectors.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates of this programme may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

In preparation for the scientific project, the principles and practice of qualitative and quantitative analysis of biomolecules as well as research methods and data analysis will be studied.

Two optional pathways (taken alongside core modules) allow students to tailor their degree to areas of interest:

Option 1 provides students with the key concepts of process design relating to biomolecules of industrial importance and the development, manufacturing and marketing of biopharmaceutical products.

In Option 2 the molecular and genetic mechanisms of disease will be explored including practical application of investigative and diagnostic technology.

It is important to note that options are offered subject to: (a) the resources available and (b) student numbers requesting the option (there is a requirement for a minimum student registration on a module). In any given year only one of the two optional pathways may be offered.

Module Listing

One Year Course - run over 2 semesters

Core Modules:

  • Biochemistry
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Analytical Methods in Biosciences
  • Research Methods & Biostatistics
  • Scientific Project.

Optional Pathways (2 modules each):

  • Bioprocess Technology & Drug Development
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Are there study abroad options?

Opportunities are available for students to undertake their project module in a partner institution within the EU under the Erasmus plus programme.

Further Information

T: (01) 402 2831 (Sara Lynch, Course Director)