Science - Biomedical Science - Offered jointly by CIT & UCC

Munster Technological University - Cork Campus


Course Name Science - Biomedical Science - Offered jointly by CIT & UCC
Course Provider Munster Technological University - Cork Campus
Alternative Provider(s) University College Cork
Course Code CR320
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Cork Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+For admission to a programme, standard applicants must

• score the necessary CAO points and
• meet the minimum entry requirements.

Minimum Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate in 6 Subjects
Subjects O6/H7 4
Subjects H5 2
Science Grad...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum entry requirements may be satisfied by the results of more than one Leaving Certificate.

Foundation Level Mathematics
Most (but not all) CAO courses in CIT require Mathematics. A pass in Foundation Level Mathematics does not satisfy the e...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
Holders of the LCVP apply in the normal way through the CAO. Points are awarded on the same basis as for the Leaving Certificate, Pass 28 points; Pass with Merit 46 points; and Pass with Distinction 66 points. The link modules ‘subject’ may not be used to meet minimum entry requirements.
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied Programme
The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum requirements for entry to CIT full-time courses. Holders of Leaving Certificate Applied may wish to proceed to a QQI course and in turn to third-level on the basis of a QQI award.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Admission to CIT
QQI operates within the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), and has awards (formerly FETAC awards) placed at Level 5 (Certificate) or Level 6 (Advanced Certificate) of the Framework. Holders of former FETAC awar...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 30
Course Fee

Expand+1. Student Contribution Charge
The Student Contribution Charge is an annual fee which is set by the Government for all full-time third level students.
The fee for 2019/2020 is €3,000.

Students can apply to the Student Universal Support Ireland...

Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support Students can apply to the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant which, if approved, may cover 100% of the Student Contribution Charge. Please visit for information on Grants. The Application system opens in April each year so students should apply early. You do not need to know what course or college you will be attending when submitting an application.
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+What is Biomedical Science?
Biomedical Science is the term for the investigations carried out by Biomedical Scientists on samples of tissue and body fluids to diagnose disease and monitor the treatment of patients.

Work Placement
This work pla...


This Honours Degree course with clinical placement is fully accredited by the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine, and by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences.

Question Time
What do you need to work as a Biomedical...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Potential Areas of Employment
• Medical Scientist in Hospitals
• Biopharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industries
• Public Health
• Sales & Marketing of Medical Products

Further Studies
For details, see Su...

Further Enquiries Mr Michael Healy
Department of Biological Sciences
T: 021 433 5407
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 590 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2020 565
2019 546