Maynooth University


Course Name Biotechnology
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH202
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
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration Duration: 4 years

Erasmus/Study Abroad Option: Subject to availability

Placement Option Yes – subject to availability
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Certificate: 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish, English & a Science subject (i.e. Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, or Physics with Chemistry) & O4/H7 Mathematics
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

Expand+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 students who hold or expect to hold QQI Certificates, and who w...

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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 2021: 30
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Financial Support For information on grants go to:
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+Biotechnology describes how we can gain an understanding of biological processes and explores how they can be exploited for beneficial and commercial purposes.

Biotechnology explores the nature of biological molecules, how they are synthesised an...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Course structure
1st year
> Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and 1 other Science subject (Experimental Physics or Mathematical Physics)

2nd year
> Concentrate on Biotechnology, Chemistry, and 1 of the other 2 subjects you studied in 1st ye...

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Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Options after graduation?
Graduates typically work in the biopharmaceutical area producing new drugs at the cutting edge of medical research, (for example, antibodies used to treat cancers, or vaccines to prevent cervical cancer or hepatitis B),...

Further Enquiries Maynooth University Department of Biology, Callan Building
Tel: + 353 1 708 3843
Twitter: @MaynoothBiology
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 467
2021 490
2020 455