Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus


Course Name Science
Course Provider Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus
Course Code CW108
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Carlow Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Carlow Town
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7

English or Irish: O6/H7
Maths: O6/H7
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Higher Level Mathematics
A bonus of 25 points continues to be allocated to applicants who achieve a Grade H6 or better in higher Mathematics. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certificate points total will increase from...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

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Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degrees – NFQ Level 8
Institute of Technology Carlow awards points for results in the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules. This link module can be ...

QQI FET Applicants General Information

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The maximum possible points awarded through QQI-FET is 390. The scoring system only applies where all of the requirements for the major award are met i.e. where the named component awards specified have been achiev...

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Alternative Entry

Expand+Graduates with relevant Bachelor of Science Degree

Non-Standard Applications
Applications will also be considered from applicants holding qualifications other than Leaving Certificate. Such applicants should also apply via the CAO. Applicants sho...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places CW108 BPH: 54. CW108 BRD: 18. CW108 PDF: 30.
Course Fee

Expand+Schedule of Fees 2020/21 Undergraduates

* Fees may be subject to change in 2021/22.

Certificate Year 1
Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contribution NIL Total Due NIL
Non Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contr...

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Financial Support

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All students are required to pay the Student Contribution Fee. Students who do not have the means to afford this payment are entitled to apply for assistance in the form of a grant from the government. The Department of Education a...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+Common Entry (CEY).

Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals (BPH)
Brewing and Distilling (BRD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation (PDF)

What is a Common Entry course?
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Subjects Taught

Expand+What subjects will I study?
Year 1 Common Entry (CEY),
Mandatory Subjects
Fundamental Biology
Quantitative Methods
Laboratory Science
Current Concepts in Science

Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals (BPH)
Year 2


Expand+Biosciences with Pharmaceuticals (BPH)
• More than 50% of the course is dedicated to laboratory practical work, enabling students to gain essential laboratory skills.
• Small groups for laboratory practicals.
• Extensive ...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals (BPH):
Career Opportunities
The four-year Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals course is designed to produce highly employable graduates for the bioscience, biotechnology, biopharmaceutical science and food scie...

Further Enquiries Biosciences with Biopharmaceuticals - BPH:
Dr Paula Rankin
BA (Hons), MSc, PG Dip, PhD

Brewing and Distilling (BRD)
Programme Director
Dr David Ryan
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation - PDF:
Programme Director
Dr Brian O’Rourke BSc (Hons), MSc
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Points History
Year Points
2020 261
2019 261
2018 276