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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science 

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science 
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Entry Route: Biological and Chemical Sciences (Common Entry) - LM123

Course code:
4 Years

Course leader:
Professor Pat Kiely
Email: Tel:
Tel: 00 353 61 202015

How do I study Biomedical Science at UL? 

The Biomedical Science programme will be available as an option to students who have chosen the Bioscience route and after entry through LM123. After successful completion of Year 3 of Bioscience, students will have the option to transfer to the School of Medicine for the 4th and final year of their undergraduate degree. After successful completion of all modules, students will graduate with a BSc in Biomedical Science. 

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What you will study

By entering through LM123, you will study a broad common first semester and will undertake specific modules in the area of chemistry, biology, maths and physics. Subsequently, the second and third year of the Bioscience programme will provide you with a strong foundation in the understanding of biochemical systems and microbial technology . The tailored 4th year Biomedical Science exit route will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills to gain an understanding of the importance of working partnerships between scientists and healthcare professionals, allowing you to pursue a successful career in the area.  

  Semester 7    Semester 8  
BY4037  Pharmacology and Drug Development   BY4038  Cancer Mechanisms 
BM4041  Mammalian Tissue Architecture, Structure and Function  BY4048  Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology 
BM4031  Clinical Medicine and Clinical Skills  BC4008  Immuno and DNA Techniques 
BM4051  Diagnostic Techniques and Practices  BM4032  Drug Delivery  
BM4061  Biomedical Science Final Year Project Part 1  BM4042  Biomedical Science Final Year Project Part 2 

Entry requirements

Please refer to the Entry Route page, Biological and Chemical Sciences (Common Entry), for the entry requirements

How to apply

Where are you applying from? How to Apply
Ireland Irish students must apply to UL via the CAO. More information can be found here. 
The UK  Students who have completed their A-Levels can apply to UL via the CAO. More information can be found on the Academic Registry website. 
The EU EU Students can apply to UL via the CAO. More information can be found on the Academic Registry website.
Non-EU country If you are outside of the EU, you can apply for this degree here.


Fees & funding

Student course fees are broken into three components - Student contribution, Student Centre Levy and Tuition Fees.

A number of illustrative examples of fees for this course based on the current fee levels have been set out in the tables below.

An explanation of the components, how to determine status and the criteria involved is provided below the examples as is a list of possible scholarships and funding available.

EU Students with Free fees status in receipt of a SUSI grant

HEA paysTuition Fees€4,262
SUSI paysStudent contribution€3,000
Student paysStudent Centre Levy€92

EU Students with Free fees status not in receipt of a grant

HEA paysTuition Fees€4,262
Student paysStudent contribution€3,000
Student paysStudent Centre Levy€92

Students with EU fee status not in receipt of a grant

Student paysTuition Fees€4,262
Student paysStudent contribution€3,000
Student paysStudent Centre Levy€92

Non-EU Students

Student paysTuition Fees€16,373
Student paysStudent Centre Levy€92

Student course fees are comprised of three components:

Student Contribution

Annual charge set by the government for all full-time third level students. All students are liable unless they have been approved for a grant by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please refer to to determine your eligibility for a grant and for instructions on how to apply. The curent student contribution is set at €3000.

Student Centre Levy

All students are liable to pay the Student Centre Levy of €90. Please note the Student Centre Levy is not covered by the SUSI Grant.

Tuition Fees

These are based on Residency, Citizenship, Course requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Depending on how you meet these criteria your status will be one of the following -

More information about fees can be found on the Finance website


Your future career

Career opportunities and Follow-on study

The students will graduate with a degree in Biomedical Science from the Graduate Entry Medical School and it is expected that because of the innovative and collaborative learning experiences that the student will receive, they will be well positioned for careers across Biomedical Science and BioPharma, including areas such as disease diagnosis, disease intervention and treatment monitoring. The graduating students will also be excellent candidates for MSc and PhD programmes in the health sciences area and will be well equipped for application to the graduate entry Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) programme at UL and similar programmes nationally and internationally.