Science - Bioanalytical Science

ATU - Donegal Campuses


Course Name Science - Bioanalytical Science
Course Provider ATU - Donegal Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code LY_SBIOA_B
Course Type Higher Education Direct Entry
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Contact Admission staff:
T: +353 (0)74 918 6000
Qualification Letters B.Sc. (Hons)
Duration 1 year full-time add-on
Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
This is two semester, add-on, Honours Degree programme for students who have achieved a Level 7 BSc in Bioscience or BSc in Analytical and Forensic Science. Students who have successfully completed level 7 qualifications in other areas of Science with 180 ECTS credits and appropriate learning outcomes would also be considered for acceptance.
Number of Places 18
Application Date Advanced Entry applications should be made directly to the admissions office at LYIT.

The appropriate form may be downloaded from and is also available by email from /or submit by e-mail to

or from
The Admissions Office
Letterkenny institute of Technology
Port Road Letterkenny
Tel: 074 918 6125

Closing Date of Application 1st April
Course Content

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The Bachelor of (Honours) Science in Bioanalytical Science is designed to build on the knowledge gained by students in the Level 7 BSc in Bioscience and BSc in Analytical and Forensic Science, or its equivalents. It may be com...

Subjects Taught Semester 1
• Analytical Science Mandatory 10 6
• Molecular Biology Mandatory 10 7
• Research Project Design Mandatory 5 3
• Biotechnology Elective 5 3
• Medicinal Chemistry Elective 5 3

Semester 2
• Research Project Mandatory 10 3
• Biopharmaceutical Process Mandatory 10 7
• Medicinal Protein Chemistry Mandatory 5 3
• Operational Management and Lean Techniques Mandatory 5 3

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective
Comment Professional Recognition
This course has been recognized by the Teaching Council, in conjunction with the Level 7 B.Sc. in Bioscience as fulfilling the requirements for admission to the Register for Post Primary Teachers, to allow you to teach Biology in Secondary Schools. Graduates also pursue careers in analysis, quality assurance, research and development, and in innovation and product development areas of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food, and health care companies.
Careers or Further Progression Follow-on courses
• Masters (by research)
• Masters and Doctoral degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
Biopharmaceutical Sector
Environmental Sector
Education Sector

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
Laboratory Technician
Quality Analyst
Further Enquiries Department Administration:
Tel: +353 (0)74 9186309 /+353 (0)74 9186310

Head of Department Dr Kim Mc Fadden
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186309
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