Biological & Geographical Sciences

Maynooth University


Course Name Biological & Geographical Sciences
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH203
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Duration Duration: 4 years
Erasmus/Study Abroad Option: Subject to availability
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Certificate: 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish, English & O4/H7 Mathematics & O6/H7 Science subject (one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Physics or Physics with Chemistry)
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Restrictions
In general, students must be 17 years or older by 15th January in the year after entry to the University. If you are younger, you must make a special application to the University’s President.

All Leaving Certificate subjects...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules
Points are awarded as follows:

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Applicants can use their points allocation for the Link Modules as one of their best six subjects for the purpose of calculating points, but the Link Modules do not qualify as a subject for minimum entry requirement purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Level 5 or 6 places: 3
2019 QQI Points New Link

If you have a relevant QQI/BTEC qualification, you can use this to apply to a degree programme at Maynooth University. This section outlines the qualifications and other requirements for...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

Expand+Maynooth University greatly values the particular contribution of mature students to the academic and social environment of the University. A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time deg...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 2019: 30
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support For information on grants go to:
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+With Climate Change, the global biosphere has entered a new and unchartered phase. To find solutions for this crisis, scientists need to better understand how organisms, ecosystems and the environment interact together. This course brings these disci...

Subjects Taught

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1st year
In first year 15 Credits of Geography, Biology, Mathematics AND either 15 Credits of Data Science OR Experimental Physics. Experimental Physics in Year 1, along with General Chemistry in Year 2 will satisfy current Teachin...

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Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Options after graduation?
We offer a range of postgraduate courses which currently include: MSc in Climate Change; MA in Geography; MSc in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing; Master of Science in Biology; MSc in Immunology and Glob...

Further Enquiries Contact us Maynooth University Departments of Biology and Geography

Or joint Course Directors: Dr Conor Meade (Biology)/Dr Stephen McCarron (Geography)