Bachelor of Science Hons in DNA and Forensic Analysis

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Biology and biochemistry,Combined Life Science,General Programmes,Pharmacy,Science

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

Bachelor of Science Hons in DNA and Forensic Analysis at It TallaghtThe Biotech and food industries requirements for graduates with well developed analytical and problem-solving skills will continue to grow as rapid methods of detection and diagnostic kits are further developed.


– DNA and Forensic Science

Length of course: 4 years Recognised in Europe
Mature students welcome
Mature applicants (23 years of age) may not be required to meet the minimum entry requirements but may
be considered on their merits.
Research opportunities at Post Graduate level
MSc and PhD 

This Level 8 honours degree programme is academically accredited by the Institute, and also has professional accreditation from the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS).

The CSFS is the professional body for forensic practitioners and this stamp of approval from the Forensic Science Society means that employers know that graduates come from a programme of study that provides sufficient skills and knowledge to

1.         Interpret, evaluate and present evidence

2.         Conduct lab analysis using methods routinely used in forensic science

3.         Perform techniques involved in crime scene investigations

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for the Honours Bachelor Degree of Science:
Leaving Certificate with a minimum of Grade C3 in two Higher Level subjects, and a minimum of Grade D3
(Ordinary Level) in 4 other subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination, which must include Mathematics
and English or Irish.

No Leaving Cert Science subject is required for this course

Recent minimum CAO points: 370
Points range of recent offers: 370-500

Career Opportunities

This programme will provide graduates with the requisite multi-disciplinary knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to work effectively as analysts in the Biotechnology, Healthcare, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Forensic based laboratories.

How To Apply

John Behan (Head of Department) + 353 1 4042403  email

Department  phone extensions: + 353 1 404 2436 / 2400 / 2406   - Fax: + 353 1 4042404

Further Information

Please visit the department website


Links Scheme
Laboratory Techniques (CASLT) ( with a pass in Level 5 Maths), Food (CASFX)(with a pass in Level 5 Maths and either Biology or physics as elective modules)


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