Biomedical Science

The course 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, biopharmaceuticals and other healthcare industries).

Students will use state-of-the-art technologies and learn 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. Industry placement: Students have the opportunity to apply for competitive 6–12-month industry placements, which, if successful, will replace the research dissertation module. Students undertaking an industry placement will be registered on the MSc into a second year for the duration of the placement

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Candidates must hold at least a Second Class Honours Level 8 primary degree in a related subject area or hold a primary degree in a related area (which is acceptable to the college) without honours and have three years' relevant practical experience in the subject area. IELTS score of 6.5+ (with not less than 6.0 in any one component).

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis.


1 year full-time.

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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 R&D, product and process development, quality assurance and regulatory roles in in medical devices or pharmaceuticals in an industrial or academic setting, medical device sales, work in hospital laboratories and further postgraduate studies.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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