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Science - Biomedical

Your course
This MSc programme’s objective is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to research, using technologies and skills from a range of scientific, engineering and clinical disciplines to address fundamental questions originating in biology and medicine. You will be introduced to science and engineering disciplines you would not have covered in your undergraduate studies.

MSc Biomedical Science Research. Introduction to Business— fundamental concepts of marketing, management and accountancy: teams of students develop a business plan for a start-up biomedical science enterprise. Materials, Science & Biomaterials—properties and applications of biomaterials used with biological systems. Tissue Engineering—understanding structure-function relationships in normal and pathological mammalian tissues. Validation Enterprise Regulatory Affairs. Scientific Writing—will give you in-depth understanding of the process of scientific publication (writing, reviewing articles and responding to journal editors). Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology*— fundamentals of cell and molecular biology. Radiation & Medical Physics*—basic nuclear physics alluding to radiation applications in industry and its biological interactions. *(Core for biologists, Optional for non-biologists.)

Optional modules
Choose two: Fundamental Concepts in Pharmacology; Human Body Structure; Introduction to Bioinformatics; Protein Technology.

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 5.5 in any one component).


1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Dr Mary Ní Fhlathartaigh
T: +353 91 495 323


1. NUI Galway is located in Galway City, which is one of the top five global hubs for Biomedical Science and Technology.

2. Eight of the world’s top ten medtech companies are based in Galway, creating excellent employment opportunities for our graduates.

3. Students of this programme will be introduced to selected advanced experimental techniques, including RT-PCR, mass spectrometry, biomechanics, immunoblotting, immunostaining and fluorescent microscopy.

Application date

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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