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Science - Biomedical

Your Course
This MSc programme's objective is to provide students with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to pursue a successful career in 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, bio-pharmaceutical 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. 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.

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).

Duration

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
E: mary.nifhlathartaigh@nuigalway.ie

Professor Terry Smith
T: +353 91 492 022
E: terry.smith@nuigalway.ie

Comment

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
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 in medical device and pharmaceutical industries, laboratory services, and academic research settings.

3. Students gain a clear, concise understanding of the underpinning principles and practical skills of biomedical science. They 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 biomedical science and engineering disciplines and will have access to some of Ireland's leading researchers in this area.

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