Project Description

Applied Sciences

5M-Science Faculty

PLSS Code: 281914
Coordinator:Irene Hayes

The science industries are one of Ireland’s fastest growing sectors, with job opportunities out-stripping supply of graduates. Our Applied Sciences course is an ideal foundation, providing a platform to a wide range of careers including Bio-pharma, agri-science, chemistry and microbiology. You can progress to Higher Education and to many careers both in commercial and research science.

You’ll study a wide range of science subjects, and applied laboratory skills, helping you gain practical insights as well as firm theoretical knowledge. For those wishing to progress to Higher Education, this foundation will give you the edge when you progress to degree level study.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Practical skills and applied knowledge
  • Many progression options
  • Fast-growing sector 
  • Exciting links & visits with Third Level Institutions
  • Step up to wider-ranging professional career options

Course Content

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Agri-science
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Biopharma
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical engineering
  • Clinical researcher
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Pharmaceutical science

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)

Additional Costs
Educational trips  €50 

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Apply before 29 April 2020 for the opportunity of an early interview, Early interviews normally take place in May.

Apply before August 2020 for a later interview. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place - only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.

Note: This is a full-time course.