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

Expand+Scoring System for Eligible Applicants who hold QQI FET/FETAC Awards
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.
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Mature Applicants

Expand+IT Sligo welcomes applications from mature students. Up to 20% of places on courses in the Institute are reserved for mature applicants. We recognise the valuable life and work experience that they bring to the courses they undertake.

From your pe...

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...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 32
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Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2020/21) 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+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+What is Medical Biotechnology?
Medical Biotechnology is the application of biological systems for medical and industrial uses.

Programme Description:
Did you ever wonder how diseases are diagnosed in hospital labs or where diabetic insulin co...

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 Biote...

Comment Special Features:
There is an industrial placement in the summer of year 3 for students. This helps prepare them for the professional working environment. In year 4, students also gain training experience at the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT) in Dublin, which gives them key skills and competencies for working in the Biopharmaceutical industry.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+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...

Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie
 
Points History
Year Points
2019 329
2018 349
2017 336