|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc (Hons))|
The Bachelor of Science Honour’s degree programme is an undenominated Science Degree of four years duration. This degree allows you to complete a variety of science subjects in years one and two prior to selecting a specialised honour’s degree to study in years three and four. The programme allows students to study for a degree in science without selecting a final honour’s degree from year one and is thus an excellent option for students who wish to retain flexibility of choice.
The undenominated Science Honour’s Degree builds a core foundation in key science disciplines in the first two years of study. The course emphasises practical laboratory experience for students and is delivered in the new MacMunn Science building at IT Sligo.
The subjects studied in year one include core Science modules in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Information Technology and Learning to Learn as well as elective choices.
The second year of the degree focuses on developing your knowledge, skills and competence in core areas of analytical science, biochemistry and microbiology, whilst allowing the flexibility to specialise in elective choices. In year two the core science modules include Microbiology, Biochemistry, Analytical Techniques, Mathematics and Science Communications, and elective choices in Pharmaceutical Science, Environmental Science, Biomedical Science, Chemistry and Occupational Health and Safety. Students may select from a number of Honour’s Degree paths within the School of Science to study in years three and four. The final Honour’s Degree paths that students may select from are:
BSc Honours Medical Biotechnology
BSc Honours Environmental Science
BSc Honours Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development
BSc Honours Occupational Safety and Health
The course particularly encourages critical thinking skills in students and this aspect of your education will ensure your ongoing professional career and lifelong learning development. Graduates will be well equipped to progress onto research degrees at MSc and PhD level cognate to their honour’s degree. Their skills profile will equip graduates for key roles in industry, and research and development. Numerous government reports have indicated that in order for the “Knowledge Economy” to develop in Ireland a critical requirement is the education of science graduates with key sectoral skills. By joining this degree you will become part of this “ Knowledge Based Economy” driving competiveness and excellence in a revitalised Irish economy.