Course Details - Entry Requirements

Galway-Mayo IT - Galway

Science - Medical Science

Course Name Science - Medical Science
Course Provider Galway-Mayo IT - Galway
Course Code GA785
Minimum Subjects 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements Additional Requirements:
A science subject and an O5/H7 in Mathematics

Honours Bachelor Degrees (Level 8)
The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics. Two of the six Leaving Certificate subjects must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher.

Bonus Points for Higher Mathematics*
A bonus of 25 points will be added to the points score for a H6 or above in higher level Mathematics. The bonus points are included in the overall points calculation only when Mathematics is one of the six best subjects following the addition of the bonus. Bonus points will be awarded irrespective of the year in which the examination was taken.

Foundation Level Mathematics
A pass in foundation level mathematics at F2 level or higher will be accepted as meeting the minimum entry requirements for programmes which currently require a minimum entry level of O6 in ordinary Leaving Certificate Mathematics, with the exception of engineering (including all programmes at Letterfrack) and nursing.

Where foundation level Mathematics is accepted as a passing subject, at a minimum F2 grade, the following points scoring system will apply:
F1 F2
20 12

Applicants are advised that, while foundation level Mathematics may meet the minimum mathematics requirement for entry to certain academic programmes, some employers require Mathematics at ordinary level or higher level to meet minimum educational attainment for some positions.

Foundation Level Irish
Foundation level Irish, at minimum F3 level, meets the minimum language requirement for entry to all programmes with the exception of nursing. No CAO points are awarded for foundation level Irish.

Garda Vetting
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) offers a number of educational and training programmes that require students to undertake placements, with external agencies, which will bring them into contact with children and vulnerable adults and in which they will assume positions of trust. GMIT requires applicants for the programmes listed below (this list is subject to review as deemed necessary) to be Garda vetted before they fully complete their registration as students of the Institute.

• BSc (Honours) in Education (Design Graphics and Construction)
• BSc (Honours) in General Nursing
• BSc (Honours) in Psychiatric Nursing
• BA in Applied Social Care
• BA (Honours) in Applied Social Care
• BA in Early Childhood Education and Care
• BSc (Honours) in Medical Science
• BSc (Honours) in Digital Media and Society
• BA in Outdoor Education and Leisure
• BA (Honours) in Outdoor Education
• BSc in Physics & Instrumentation
• BSc (Honours) in Physics & Instrumentation
• BSc (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science
• BSc (Honours) Public Health Nutrition

Offers of places on these designated programmes will be provisional and contingent on the applicant’s satisfactory completion of GMIT’s Garda vetting procedure.

Any student who acquires a relevant conviction during any of the above programmes will be subject to consideration in accordance with the GMIT’s Garda vetting policy available at