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Biology

Why study Biology

Since its inception in 1970, the Department of Biology has expanded steadily. Numbers of undergraduates, postgraduates, post-doctoral workers and academic and support staff have all grown in tandem with our range of courses.

The Department’s team of twenty one academic staff members provide teaching across four degrees including the BSc degrees in Science, Biotechnology, Science (with Education) and Biological and Biomedical Science, as well as providing teaching to a wide range of departments within the University. The scope of our research has also increased significantly and the Department has established an international reputation in areas including biological control, bioinformatics, immunology, medical mycology, molecular genetics and plant biotechnology.Since its inception in 1970, the Department of Biology has expanded steadily. Numbers of undergraduates, postgraduates, post-doctoral workers and academic and support staff have all grown in tandem with our range of courses

 

Career Opportunities

Many biology graduates move areers in the food, fermentation, and pharmaceutical industries (particularly if Chemistry also taken). Employment in the Wild Life Service, fisheries, agricultural institutes and teaching is also possible.Studying biology is a strong foundation for a career in areas such as management, banking, administration, sales, accountancy, education, publishing, research, and science writing.

Undergraduate Degrees

Qualification & Course Title CAO Code
BSC IN FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION MH222
BSC SPORT SCIENCE AND HEALTH MH221
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE MH201
BSc PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL CHEMISTRY MH210
BSc-BIOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES MH203
BSC BUSINESS WITH SPORT SCIENCE MH412
BSc BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES MH208
BSC SCIENCE (WITH EDUCATION) (SED) MH212
BSc BIOTECHNOLOGY MH202

PHD Research Degrees

Qualification & Course Title PAC Code
MSc BIOLOGY MHD04 (FT), MHD05 (PT)
PhD BIOLOGY MHD02 (FT), MHD03 (PT)
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