BSc in Biosciences

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Guaranteed labor practices

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 3 years

  • Level 7 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From € 9,950

  • Scholarships available

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Bioscience is the science associated with all living things and how they function and interact with their environment. Bioscience at DkIT aims to equip students with knowledge and technical skills in subjects such as biotechnology, microbiology, biotherapeutics, and applied ecology.

By studying Biosciences at DkIT, you will gain a foundation in the aspects of modern biology that underpin the production of drugs, medical products, and pollution control.

Career options

Graduates of this degree can obtain employment in some of the following industries and areas:

  • Food and drinks
  • Medical devices
  • Environment (research / advice, etc.)
  • Health care
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceutical products

Potential roles for graduates would be:

  • Laboratory technician
  • Quality Assurance / Control Analyst
  • Process development technician
  • Project Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Validation / Manufacturing Technician

Course delivery

The biosciences course is taught through a combination of lectures, practicals, and tutorials. The practices include laboratory work. This program contains a high level of practical experience at all levels.
At DkIT we employ modern teaching methods and technology to promote engaged and active learning and develop transferable skills.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Physics through problem-based learning 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Fundamental chemistry
  • Biology (all year)
  • Health and Safety and Academic Skills (Year Round)

Semester 2

  • Physics through problem-based learning 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • Chemistry
  • Biology (all year)
  • Health and Safety and Academic Skills (Year Round)

Semester 1

  • Biopharmaceutical processing (upstream)
  • Biomolecular therapeutics and bioinformatics
  • Design of ethical and statistical projects
  • Biopharmaceutical research project (one year)

Semester 2

  • Applied ecology
  • Microbiology 2
  • Molecular Biology
  • Statistics and data analysis

Semester 1

  • Regulatory affairs and GMP compliance
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Biotechnology (all year)
  • Immunology
  • Optatives : Immunology // Aquatic Sciences

Semester 2

  • Quality management
  • Biotechnology (all year)
  • Biopharmaceutical Therapeutics
  • Bioanalytical Science

Literature research project (one year)

Admission requirements

→ International students will require a Bachelor’s degree from the country of origin. The degree and grades must be officially translated into English.

Applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.

→ IELTS 5.5 or higher (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

Who should apply

This course is best suited for students who:

  • They have a keen interest in biology and would enjoy studying subjects like biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, and ecology.
  • They enjoy discovering how things work, you should consider this course.
  • They enjoy a high level of practical (laboratory) work, combined with supporting theory would benefit from this course.

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