CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Honours Bachelor

Biological and Chemical Sciences (Common Entry)

University of Limerick - UL
University of Limerick - UL
Course Code
NFQ Type
4 Years
Full Time
CAO Points 2019
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Course Summary

Bioscience LM123
Bioscience LM123
LM123 - Biological and Chemical Sciences (Common Entry)
LM123 - Biological and Chemical Sciences (Common Entry)

Science requires a fundamental understanding of the key areas of biology and chemistry and this course  offers prospective students an opportunity to develop a core competency in both scientific areas in their first year at University. Entrants joining UL through the LM123 Biological and Chemical Sciences programme will subsequently have an opportunity to advance their studies in one of four specialised degree programmes,:

  • Industrial Biochemistry,
  • Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry
  • Bioscience
  • Environmental Science

Having selected LM123 Biological and Chemical Sciences you will be requested to rank the degree programmes in order of your preference during Semester 2. In the event that a programme is over- subscribed, places will be allocated based on UL exam performance.

Course Details

College Link > LM123 - Biological and Chemical Sciences (Common Entry)

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.


The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.


Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

Career Progression

The career opportunities will depend primarily on the BSc course chosen by you, typical careers are:

  • Industrial Biochemistry - Biochemist, Teacher, Quality Assurance Manager, Scientific Researcher, Patent Agent
  • Environmental Science Environmental Officer, Environmental Laboratory Scientist, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Auditor, Water Conservation Officer, Water Quality Scientist
  • Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry Chemist, Industrial Chemist, Environmental Chemist, Chemical Process Engineering, Quality Assurance Manager.
  • Bioscience Graduates of the programme will be well positioned to gain employment in Irelands rapidly growing high tech Life Science industry.

Further Research

Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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