Bachelor of Science Hons in DNA and Forensic Analysis

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Biology and biochemistry,Combined,Combined Life Science,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.

The BSc Honours Degree in DNA and Forensic Analysis delivered by TUD –Tallaght Campus is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

The component standards for this course are: Interpretation, Evaluation and Presentation of Evidence, Laboratory Analysis and Crime Scene Investigation.


– 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

Leaving Certificate Requirements 
Leaving Certificate with a minimum of Grade H5 in 2 Higher Level subjects, and a minimum of Grade O6/H7  (Ordinary Level) in 4 other subjects. Ordinary level Maths at Grade F2/O6/H7 or higher. English or Irish at Grade O6/H7 or higher.

2018 CAO points : 280 (round 1)

QQI/FET (formerly FETAC) Entry Requirements

Essential Major Awards - CASLT, 5M3807, CASFX, 5M5267

Essential Component Awards- Three Distinctions and CASLT/5M3807- pass in C20139 or 5N1833 or 5N16654 or O6/H7 in LCE Maths, CASFX/5M5267- passes in C20139 or 5N1833 or 5N16654 or O6/H7 in LCE Maths and either C20006 or 5N2746 or C20048 or 5N1460



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



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