Bachelor of Science in DNA and Forensic Science

  • Course Code

    TA315

  • Type of Qualification:

    Ordinary Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Biology and biochemistry,Combined Life Science

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

Forensic science is the application of scientific knowledge and techniques in support of the legal process.  There has been a huge increase in the application of DNA technologies in forensics but also in a wide range of industries and in the state laboratories.

This programme will provide graduates with a broad knowledge and understanding of the core biological, and chemical sciences. Practical and problem solving skills will be developed in the laboratory in pharmaceutical, biological and chemical & forensic analysis. Students will also develop both theoretical understanding and practical skills in DNA fingerprinting technology. The 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.

post_grad_science The biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries continue to grow and expand throughout the region and across the country.  Expert group reports suggest a continuing shortfall in the numbers of suitable graduates throughout the coming years.  The Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical industries are particularly strong in Ireland at present and further expansions are envisaged in the future. Graduates of this discipline will be ideally placed to work in these industries.

Accreditations/Outcomes

CAO Code: TA 315:
Bachelor Degree of Science –  DNA and Forensic Science

Length of course: 3 years

Follow-on Degree
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, PhD
Honours Bachelor Degree recognised for Second Level teaching of Chemistry in Ireland 

What do I Need?

Entry requirements for the Bachelor Degree of Science – DNA and Forensic Science:
Grade D3 or higher in 5 subjects at Ordinary Level. English or Irish at Grade D3 or higher.
Ordinary Level Maths at Grade D3 or higher.
No Leaving Cert Science subject is required for this course
Recent minimum CAO points: 360
Recent points range for applicants choosing this course: 405 - 360

Career Opportunities

The 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 john.behan@ittdublin.ie

 

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

Further Information

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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)

Fees

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