Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum Higher C3 in two subjects in the Leaving Certificate, one of which must be in a laboratory science subject taken from: Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Physics-with-Chemistry (joint). In addition, applicants must have passed four further Leaving Certificate subjects at Higher or Ordinary Level, including Mathematics, English and Irish. Agricultural Science is accepted as a subject and attracts CAO points, but does not meet the requirement for the Laboratory Higher C3 subject. In addition, students must have the requisite points for entry onto the course.

What Will You Be Studying?

First Science:

Biomedical Science • Cell Biology • Health Science • Human Biology • Chemistry • Mathematics • Physics • Creativite, Innovation and Teamwork

Second Science:

Mammalian Cell and Tissue Structure • Biomolecules • Case Studies in Biomedical Science • Principles of Metabolic Pathways • Analytical Science and Instrumentation • Haematology and Blood Transfusion , Clinical Biochemistry • Introductory Molecular Biology • Fundamental Principles of Microbiology • Introductory Physiology

Third Science:

Structural Biochemistry • Advanced Metabolism • Cell Signalling • Cellular Pathology • Molecular Biology • Haematology and Transfusion Science • Research Design and Statistics • Diagnostic Microbiology • Medical Microbiology • Immunology • Transmission and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases • Pharmacology

Fourth Science:

Cellular Pathology • Virology • Haematology • Transfusion Science • Quality Management Systems in Biomedical Science • Statistics for Biomedical Scientists • Clinical Biochemistry and Endocrinology • DNA Diagnostics • Toxicology • Research Project

Download the BSc in Biomedical Science Brochure

Work Placement

Work placement (clinical placement) is an optional postgraduate course. However, in order for graduates to be eligible to work as Medical Scientists they must complete clinical placement in a designated hospital laboratory, which necessitates a full academic year.

Further Details


How to get to UCC

Travel by bus between UCC and CIT




Postgraduate Opportunities

Biomedical Science

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University College Cork (UCC)