Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Bioscience

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Bioscience

Course Overview

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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.

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.

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.

Additional Information

​For further information about this programme, please contact

Dr Nuala Commins

Head of Department of Life & Physical Sciences,

Athlone Institute of Technology.
Tel: +353 (0)90 6468081

Course Details

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

Holders of an appropriate Bachelor of Science qualification in veterinary nursing or agricultural science, biotechnology, toxicology or an equivalent Level 7 qualification are eligible to apply to join this programme.

Course Structure

Year 1

Environmental Management and Land Use, Project, Food Processing & Safety, Agricultural Biotechnology, Analytical Toxicology, Herd Management Strategies, Bioethics, Applied Cell Biology, Food & 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..

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