Taught course

Biomedical Sciences

University College Cork · Department of Biochemistry

Entry requirements

Second Class Grade II Honours Degree in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent or related degree, or have reached an equivalent standard through completion of a relevant graduate diploma, graduate certificate in Biomedical Sciences or an approved professional or other qualification. Candidates with five years or more of proven and relevant Biomedical experience may be considered for places following interview and assessment by the Director of the Biomedical Sciences postgraduate programme. Candidates with a relevant primary degree such as Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or a related degree may also be considered for places.

Months of entry


Course content

This is aimed at Biomedical Science and Life Science graduates. Particularly suitable for Medical Laboratory Scientists working in a clinical setting, but is equally relevant to individuals interested in any area of Medical Diagnostics, e.g. the Biotech or Biopharmaceutical sectors. It is designed to extend and integrate the student's knowledge base, and develop a critical understanding of recent scientific developments in relation to diagnostic laboratory pathology. It is a taught Masters degree incorporating a research project and dissertation. To facilitate participation by those in full current employment, the programme is offered on a part-time block-release basis over two academic years.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr. Paul Young
00 353 (0)21 4901 302