Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
1 Year FT, 2 Years PT
Masters (MSc)
NFQ Level 9 Major Award
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Taught, Professional/Flexible, Online
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Dr. Andreas Grabrucker
Name: Dr James Brown

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Brief Description

The MSc in Biomolecular Science will provide advanced knowledge in an area which underpins the Life Sciences and Biotechnology sectors.  The course will focus on topics in molecular and cell biology and the impact of cellular dysfunctions in disease.  The course will also encompass analysis of complex biological data (data analytics), advanced characterisation techniques, regulatory affairs and biophysics.

The programme is delivered on line.

The aim of the programme is to:

  • To provide students with a fundamental knowledge of  molecular and cell biology; including advanced characterisation, data analytics and biophysics. 
  • For students to gain knowledge of the latest developments in this discipline, and learn new methods for analysing complex biological data. 
  • To improve students knowledge of regulatory affairs and safety in bio-industry, and immerse them into new research methodologies, report writing techniques and their application to discipline and industry focused projects

Students graduating from this program can expect roles in careers such as cell biology,  microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, diagnostics, basic research, biopharma, regulatory affairs, quality assurance/control, scientific editing/writing, lab technician, and more

Full- Time Variant

Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Cancer and Precision Medicine
  • Project
  • Biopharmaceuticals: From Concept to Product
  • Neurological and Inflammatory Diseases


  • Advanced Biophysical Characterisation Techniques
  • Nutraceuticals and Disease


  • Predictive Biomolecular Modelling Tools
  • Scientific Communication & Literature Review


  • Experimental Design and Research Methodology
  • Regulatory Affairs in Biopharma


Part-Time Variant

Year 1 – Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Nutraceuticals and Disease


  • Advanced Biophysical Characterisations Techniques
  • Scientific Communication & Literature Reveiw


  • Regulatory Affairs in Biopharma

Year 2 – Autumn Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

  • Biopharmaceuticals: From Concept to Product
  • Cancer & Precision Medicine
  • Project
  • Predictive Biomolecular Modelling Tools
  • Neurological & Inflammatory Diseases


  • Experimental Design & Research Methodology



Applicants should normally have a primary degree (Level 8 - NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) with a minimum second class hons, in a relevant branch of science or engineering (e.g., Bioscience, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology, Bioengineering). 
Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered under the University of Limerick Recognition of Prior Learning policy.


  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport.
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    • English language competency certificate

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Part Time:

EU - €4,488 per annum

Non- EU - €11,200 per annum

Full Time:

EU - €6,728

Non- EU - €18,000

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email

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