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About the Department of Biological Sciences

The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences is excellence in teaching, research, and service to the community. At undergraduate level, programmes are currently offered in the areas of Bioscience, Equine Science and Food Science and Health. These include Certificate, Diploma and BSc degree in Equine Science, and BSc in Bioscience, BSc in Food Science and Health.

Our Courses

Bachelor of Science in Biological and Chemical Sciences (Common Entry)

Are you interested in Science? Would you like to understand how living things work, evolve and function at the molecular or cellular level? Are you interested in a career that can really make a...

Bachelor of Science in Bioscience

Stemming from the Biological and Chemical Sciences Common Entry, the Bioscience degree merges studies of cell biology, molecular biology, and immunology with a focus on molecular medicine.

Bachelor of Science in Equine Science

If you are the type of person who enjoys working with horses and are motivated by the business and science behind the horse industry, then this programme is for you.

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Health

This B.Sc. programme in Food Science and Health prepares graduates for careers in Ireland’s largest industry. About 40,000 people are employed in the food industry which generates an annual...

Bachelor of Science with concurrent Teacher Education (Biology and Chemistry OR Physics OR Agricultural Science)

If you are considering a career in teaching and have a strong interest in science, this may be the course for you. 

Bioprocessing MSc

The MSc in Bioprocessing explores the fundamental science behind bioprocessing ranging from molecular biology to downstream processing in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.

The course...

Certificate/Diploma in Equine Science

The Certificate in Science (Equine Science) and Diploma in Science (Equine Science) programmes often suit people who; Enjoy learning about, investigating and understanding the science...

MSc in Biomolecular Science (online)

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...

MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics

The MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics programme offered at the University of Limerick (UL) is a Graduate Entry Masters of Science programme delivered over two years full-time. This innovative...

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Campus location

Schrodinger Building

Department Coordinator: Ber Norris

Department of Biological Sciences School of Natural Sciences Faculty of Science and Engineering University of Limerick Limerick, V94 T9PX, Ireland

Phone: +353 061 202880