BSc (with Honors) in Bioveterinary Science

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 8,000 / year

Write to us for more information


Bioveterinary science is dedicated to investigating life processes and exploring the interrelationships of living organisms. This can involve studies at a variety of levels, from molecules to populations. Bioveterinary science is divided into many specialties such as biology, biological sciences, life sciences, and animal sciences. This degree emphasizes specific technologies, interactions, and / or systems (eg, animal behavior, biochemistry, biotechnology) or the environments in which living organisms inhabit (eg, ecology, environmental biology).

This degree program in Bioveterinary Sciences at AIT was the first of its kind in Ireland. It is a multidisciplinary degree program in science that allows the graduate to access a wide range of career options. All of this is designed to produce bioveterinary scientists who play an important role in the national promotion of animal and human health and welfare. Bioveterinary scientists can advance to positions in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and medical research sectors.

Y4 students in the program also have the opportunity to participate in one of the Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Network’s annual regional conferences.

Another reason for choosing this program is that in 2019 AIT was awarded the Institute of Technology of the Year in The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

What will I experience?

  • Conferences, tutorials and practical classes given in modern and well-equipped classrooms and laboratories.
  • Enthusiastic speakers with extensive experience in research, academia, and industry.
  • A research project in year 4 that will focus on a specific topic related to bioveterinary.

Career opportunities

Graduates are well positioned to work in veterinary diagnostics and pharmaceutical research, veterinary, medical and nutritional sales, hospital work, and forensic laboratories.

As a graduate, you will be academically well prepared to enroll in a research degree program at AIT or other third-level institutes. This Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Bioveterinary Sciences qualifies graduates to advance to a variety of discipline-relevant level 9 and 10 research programs, including a master’s degree, a master of science degree, or a doctorate.

Program structure

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Bioveterinary anatomy and physiology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics for Scientists
  • Learning and development for higher education
  • Current scientific problems through inquiry-based learning
  • Livestock of large animals
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Bioveterinary clinical laboratory techniques
  • Analytical techniques 1
  • Analytical techniques 2
  • Organic chemistry
  • Probability and statistics
  • Veterinary Infection and Disease Control
  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Clinical Animal Nutrition
  • Reproduction and Animal Genetics
  • Bioveterinary Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Quality Control and Experimental Design
  • Bioveterinary Parasitology
  • Ecology of the Terrestrial Ecosystem
  • Animal Behavior
  • Clinical Trials
  • Toxicity test methods
  • Theory and practice of projects
  • Pharmacology
  • Bioveterinary Immunology
  • Bioveterinary biotechnology
  • Regulatory affairs and legislation
  • Veterinary pharmacy
  • Herd management strategies
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

Admission requirements

Students applying to enter undergraduate or graduate programs must provide the following information directly to the International Office, Athlone Institute of Technology on or before May 1 for programs beginning in September:

  • Complete AIT application form
  • Detailed CV
  • Certified transcripts of test results and English translations of grades not issued in English
  • Evidence of ability to follow classes in the English language (which must satisfy the entrance requirements to the Institute for the following programs)
    • Basic level program: Certificate in English for studies
    • Academic

    • : Minimum IELTS 4.5 or equivalent
    • Pre-session summer program in English from June to August: minimum IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
    • Undergraduate programs: Minimum IELTS 5.5 without Band less than 5.0
    • Postgraduate programs: Minimum IELTS 6.0 without Band less than 5.5 *

* Please note that some graduate programs require a minimum of IELTS 6.5

  • Letter of recommendation from the corresponding department head of the institution itself
  • Any other relevant information about qualifications or previous work experience

For this program:

  • Grade H5 at a higher level in two subjects, plus Grade O6 / H7 in four other subjects on the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and one language (English or Irish)
  • QQI: Any major QQI award with three distinctions and a pass at C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C2017 or Leaving Certificate Maths at O6 / H7

Learn more about our educational offer

Athlone Institute of Technology

Solicite su cotización

Un asesor se comunicará con usted por teléfono y correo electrónico dentro de las siguientes horas