BSc(Hons) in Applied Bioscience

Bachelor of Science (Honours) BSc(Hons) in Applied Bioscience

Course Overview

  • 1

    Year

  • 8

    Level

  • Addon

    Course

Why take this course?

Significant employment opportunities are being created through expansion in the food and drink, farm and fishing Sectors. Students taking this add-on honours degree focus on animal and agricultural modules such as herd management strategies and environmental management and land use. There is also a distinct focus on food science through modules such as food and molecular microbiology, food processing and safety.

AIT Research Poster Session 2018 BSc(Hons) in Applied Bioscience

AIT Research Poster Session 2018 BSc(Hons) in Applied Bioscience

What will I experience?

Students will gain valuable hands-on experience working in the laboratories. Students are encouraged to discover their talents and will be assigned a final year project. This will usually involve spending time in the laboratory where students can develop their lab skills and independent thinking. Students will also find that the small class sizes allows an excellent student and staff interaction.

BSc(Hons) in Applied Bioscience 2019 Class

BSc(Hons) in Applied Bioscience 2019 Class

What opportunities might it lead to?

As a BSc(Hons) graduate, you may be employed by industry in roles such as product quality assurance, analysis/bioanalysis, validation, management and optimisation. Also, with an Honours degree, it is possible to pursue further postgraduate studies leading to Masters or PhD (Level 9/10) qualifications within AIT, at other Higher Education Institutions in Ireland or further afield.

BSc(Hons) in Applied Bioscience 2019 Graduate Employment Outlets

BSc(Hons) in Applied Bioscience 2019 Graduate Employment Outlets

Additional Information


For additional information about this Level 8 Add-on undergraduate programme, please contact:

Head of Department:

Dr. Nuala Commins, Head of Department of Life and Physical Sciences, Tel. +353 (0)906468081; e-mail: ncommins@ait.ie

Programme Coordinator:

Dr. Sile O’Flaherty, Tel. +353 (0)906468085; e-mail: soflaherty@ait.ie

Course Details

Course Duration:
1 Year
Registration Closing Date:

Online applications for this programme for the academic year 2020-2021 are accepted from February 1 - June 1, 2020

Course Commencement Date:

​September 2020

Course Award:
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Department:
Dept of Life & Physical Sciences
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Holders of an appropriate Bachelor of Science qualification in Veterinary Nursing, Agricultural Science, Biotechnology, Toxicology or an equivalent Level 7 qualification are eligible to apply to join this programme.

Course Prospectus

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Student Testimonial

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L8 Graduate - Lorna Moore, Barronstown Stud

"Great lab experience and individual interaction with the lecturers"

Course Structure

Year 4

​Semester 7:

Environmental Management and Land Use

Project Theory and Practice

Agricultural Biotechnology

Analytical Toxicology

Herd Management Strategies

Semester 8:

Environmental Management and Land Use

Project Theory and Practice

Bioethics

Applied Cell Biology

Food and Molecular Microbiology

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

As a graduate of this degree, you may be employed by industry in a number of scientific roles such as quality assurance, quality control, analysis/bioanalysis, validation, management and optimisation.

Work Placement

Placement is not part of this one year add-on programme.

Facility Gallery

2018 AIT Graduates of BSc(Hons) in Applied Bioscience Programme
Visit of BSc(Hons) in Appled Bioscience to Clara Bog Museum
Visit of BSc(Hons) in Appled Bioscience to Biocore
Veterinary Nursing and Applied Bioscience Career Seminar, Friday 14th February 2020