Biomedical Science

National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
17750 EUR/year
7215 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Biomedical Science programme at National University of Ireland, Galway aims to provide students with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to pursue a successful career in biomedical science. 


The course at National University of Ireland, Galway is designed for those who wish to follow careers as Biomedical Scientists in research, the Health Service or in the wider context of biomedical science (including Medical Technologies, Bio-pharmaceutical and other Healthcare industries). Using state of the art technologies and a range of skills from scientific, engineering and clinical disciplines to understand and investigate questions originating in biology and medicine. You will be introduced to science and engineering disciplines you will not have covered in your undergraduate studies. You will have access to some of Ireland’s leading researchers in this area. A major objective of the course is to introduce students to an interdisciplinary approach to Biomedical Science, which utilises technologies and skills from a wide spectrum of scientific, engineering and clinical disciplines.

Career Opportunities

Located in the heart of Ireland’s biomedical device industry cluster, NUI Galway offers excellent career opportunities for biomedical science graduates. A wide variety of career opportunities exists for graduates of this programme. These include research and development in medical devices or phar‌maceuticals in an industrial or academic setting, medical device sales, work in hospital laboratories and further postgraduate studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Research & Minor Thesis
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Radiation and Medical Physics
  • Materials, Science & Biomaterials
  • Applied Biomedical Sciences
  • Introduction To Business
  • Regulatory Compliance in Healthcare Manufacturing
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Scientific Writing
  • Human Body Structure
  • Protein Technology
  • Human Body Function
  • Fundamental Concepts in Pharmacology
  • Cell & Molecular Biology: Advanced Technologies
  • Advanced Tissue Engineering
  • Literature analysis and presentation skills in Biomedical Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduates who have a first class or second class honours Level 8 BSc degree in a relevant biological or biomedical sciences, physical sciences or engineering field 
  • Graduates with a Level 7 degree and who can demonstrate that they have at least 2–3 years relevant experience in research or the Medical Technology, Healthcare or Biotechnology industry 
  • English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in each element of the test) or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17750 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7215 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7215 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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