Bioveterinary Science

TUS - Athlone Campus


Course Name Bioveterinary Science
Course Provider TUS - Athlone Campus
Alternative Provider(s) TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code AL742
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Technological University of the Shannon Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Athlone
Duration 3 years full-time
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements A laboratory-based science subject at Grade H6 in higher level or O3 in ordinary level plus four subjects at Grade O6 at ordinary level to include mathematics and a language (English or Irish).
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or higher in Leaving Certificate Honours Mathematics.

Foundation Level Mathematics
Foundation level Mathematics at Grade F2 or hi...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the learner achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), Ordinary Degree (NFQ Level 7) and Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6)Programmes. With the introduction of the new Leaving Certificate grades, points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:

Pass 28 points
Merit 46 points
Distinction 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses at TUS and are not considered passing subjects. Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET/FETAC in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level courses at TUS.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

TUS accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all courses of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to courses at TUS:

Higher Certificate (...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature applicants who apply via CAO and are shortlisted will be required to sit an aptitude test. Based on these results, successful candidates will be interviewed.

Mature Student Study
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Alternative Entry

Applicants with qualifications other than those listed above (including EU and overseas qualifications) should apply in the usual way, giving full details of their qualifications/application category on their application


Course Fee

Expand+Student Fees

All undergraduate course fees consist of two elements:
1. Student Contribution Fee and;
2. A Tuition Fee.

The Student Contribution Fee for the 2021/2022 academic year is €3,000. This is an annual charg...

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Financial Support

Expand+Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover the
Student Contribution Fee. SUSI is the single awarding authority for all grant applications. It is an “online application system” and is accessed at...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+What is this course about?
Students will gain a broad knowledge base of essential facts, major concepts, principles and theories associated with the discipline areas of bioveterinary science. They will engage with current developments in the bi...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?

Year 1: Chemistry, Biology, Bioveterinary Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, Mathematics for Scientists, Learning and Development for Higher Education, Current Scientific Issues through Enquiry-Based Learning.

Year 2: La...

Careers or Further Progression What can I do after the course?
Graduates are well placed to go onto employment in veterinary diagnostics and pharmaceutical research, veterinary, medical and nutritional sales, hospital and forensic laboratory work.
Further Enquiries Contact Details
Dr Maeve O’Reilly
Department of Bioveterinary and
Microbial Sciences
Tel: +353 (0)90 6468011

Dr Sile O’Flaherty
Department of Bioveterinary and
Microbial Sciences
Tel: +353 (0)90 6468085
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