Science - Biological Sciences - Common Entry - Cork Campus

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Course Name Science - Biological Sciences - Common Entry - Cork Campus
Course Provider MTU - Cork Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) MTU - Munster Technological University
Course Code MT875
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Munster Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years (8 semesters).
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Entry 2022
Score the necessary CAO points and meet Minimum entry requirements

6 Subjects
Subjects O6/H7 4
Subjects H5 2
Maths Grade 06/H7
English or Irish Grade O6/H7
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Entry 2022/2023
Applicants must be 16 years of age or over on 1st January of the year of entry to the course. For the majority of courses, applicants for first year admission to MTU must score the necessary CAO points and satisfy the relevant mini...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Points Scoring for Leaving Certificate
Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Module Holders of the LCVP apply in the normal way through the CAO. Points are awarded on the same basis as for the Leaving Certificate. The link modules ‘subject’ may not be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

LCVP Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) programme
The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum requirements for entry to MTU full-time courses. Holders of Leaving Certificate Applied qualifications may wish to proceed to a FET-QQI course and in turn apply to third level on the basis of their FET-QQI award.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI-FET Awards
MTU welcomes applications, via the CAO, from applicants who hold a QQI-FET award at level 5 or level 6. Your QQIFET award can be used as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate for application purposes. Please note some MTU prog...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+The University welcomes applications from persons who will be 23 years of age and over on the 1st January of the proposed year of entry and who wish to be admitted as a mature student. Mature applicants should apply to the CAO before 5.15pm, 1st ...

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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 40
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+Award Title:
Depends on specialisation. Choose from
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agri-Biosciences
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
• Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science

Over...

Subjects Taught First Year at a Glance:
As well as learning the main core science subjects in first year, students will be exposed to the following:

• Evaluating the role of food in health, wellness, and nutrition space

• Making biological medicines: learn the basics of how cells can be used to make modern medicines

• Understanding the role of microbiology, physiology and biotechnology in the agri-food sector

• Perform experimental laboratory procedures
Comment

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Am I guaranteed my choice of study at the end of year 2?
Yes. Successful completion of the common entry biological sciences programme ensures guaranteed entry to year 3 of the BSc (Honours) programme of choice from the list give...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Opportunities
Agri-Biosciences: research scientist; laboratory technician; animal feed production; diagnostic testing; quality control analyst; animal and crop breeding; research and development.

Nutrition and Health Science: researc...

Further Enquiries Dr Lorraine Enderson
T: +353 (0)21 432 6188
E: Lorraine.enderson@mtu.ie
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
 
Points History
Year Points
2021 473
2020 420
2019 381