Medical Biotechnology

Institute of Technology Sligo

 

Course Name Medical Biotechnology
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code SG449
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ballinode, Sligo Town
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Four grade O6/H7 and two grade H5.

Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics and English or Irish.

F2 Foundation Math accepted

We require a minimum of 160 points for all Level 8 courses.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Maths
25 additional points will be awarded for higher level Mathematics at grades H6 and above.

* Some courses do not require Mathematics as an entry requirement, while others have certain exemptions or honours requirements – p...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP
LCVP modules can be counted as one of the passes required when considering LCE entry requirements for IT Sligo courses. CAO points are awarded as follows:

Level Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information Points
A full QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 or 6 major award will have a minimum credit value of 120.
Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, do not constitute a full award.
All QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 awards will be scored using the best 120 credits to deliver a maximum of 390 points regardless of whether they were achieved before or after the introduction of CAS. The scoring process is outlined on the CAO website at www.CAO.ie
QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants Mature Applicants

Entry Requirements
The sole criterion for qualification as a mature applicant is age. You are required to be over 23 on 1st January of the calendar year of application. Applications should be made through the CAO in the usual way.

A full QQI FET/FETAC (Level 5 or 6) award.
Alternative Entry

Expand+The Minimum Entry Requirements For Applicants From Northern Ireland (GCE AS, A2, AVCE, Double Award, BTEC) Are:
Applicants must have a recognised award at Level 3 on the UK framework of qualifications. GCE AS and A Level, NVQ Level 3, Advanced Diplo...

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 32
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2021/22) is payable by all students who do not qualify for a grant or scholarship. SUSI, Student Universal Support Ireland, provides financial support to eligible students. There are two elemen...

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+PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION:
Did you ever wonder how diseases are diagnosed in hospital labs or where diabetic insulin comes from? Did you know that many modern-day drugs for cancer and rheumatoid arthritis are produced using biological systems? Medical ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+PROGRAMME OVERVIEW:

Year One: The first year focuses on developing students’ core scientific skills and building a foundation of knowledge in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Students are also introduced to the basics of Medical Bio...

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Expand+SPECIAL FEATURES:
There is an industrial placement in the summer of Year Three for students. This helps prepare them for the professional working environment. In Year Four, students also gain training experience at the National Institute for Biopro...

Careers or Further Progression GRADUATE DESTINATIONS:
Graduates from this programme work across many biobased industries including biopharmaceutical, diagnostics, and medical devices. They gain roles as technologists, instrumentation scientists, process technicians, cell culture scientists and protein and drug analysts. Many graduates also pursue a Level 9 Masters of Science or Level 10 PhD doctorate in research at IT Sligo or in other higher education Institutions.
Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie
www.itsligo.ie/SG449
 
Points History
Year Points
2020 341
2019 329
2018 349