Our Courses

The School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Undergraduate courses

The School runs the BSc in Biochemistry programme.

The School participates at different levels in a number of other degree courses:

  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc in Genetics
  • BSc in Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds
  • BSc in Nutritional Science
  • BSc in Food Science
  • BSc in Science Education
  • BSc in Chemistry with Forensic Science
  • BSc in Chemistry
  • BSc in Public Health Science.

Staff in the School also teach Medical, Dental and Pharmacy students in the preclinical years of the Medical, Dental and Pharmacy degree courses.

Postgraduate courses

The School is the anchor for the postgraduate programmes: MSc in Biotechnology and MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation.

The School has a very active research programme and graduate students pursue Masters in Science (MSc) and Doctorates (PhD) by research.

The opportunity to complete an MRes in Biochemistry and Cell Biology was introduced in the academic year 2015/2016.

Further information for our current students

Current Students


Studentships and Funding

Most graduate students are funded by research grants obtained by Principal Investigators or the students themselves. Research in our School is funded by the Welcome Trust, European Union, Science Foundation Ireland, the Health Research Board and the Irish Research Council.

We also welcome self-funded students and we actively support research training for non-EU students.

Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) Scholarships

SEFS Scholarships.

Further Information

Please contact the Head of School

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Scoil na Bithcheimice agus na Cillbhitheolaíochta

University College Cork, Western Road, Cork.