Bachelor of Science (Honours) BSc(Hons) in Bioveterinary Science

BSc(Hons) in Bioveterinary Science

Course Overview

  • 4

    Years

  • 8

    Level

  • 338

    Points

  • AL842

    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

Bioveterinary science is dedicated to the investigation of life processes and exploring the inter-relationships of living organisms. This may involve studies at a variety of levels from molecules to populations. Bioveterinary science is divided into many specialisms such as biology, biological sciences, life sciences and animal sciences. This degree emphasizes specific technologies, interactions and/or systems (e.g. animal behaviour, biochemistry, biotechnology), or the environments that living organisms inhabit (e.g. ecology, environmental biology).

This Bioveterinary Science degree programme at TUS was the first of its kind in Ireland. It is a multi-disciplinary degree programme in science which allows the graduate access to a wide range of career options. All of this is designed to produce bioveterinary scientists who play an important part in the nationwide promotion of animal and human health and welfare. Bioveterinary scientists may progress to hold positions in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, and medical research sectors.

Course Spotlight:


Dr. Sile O’Flaherty, Programme Coordinator, explains in this YouTube video what to expect from this course, and the employment prospects for Bioveterinary Science graduates.


Course Podcast:


    Dr. Sile O’Flaherty, Programme Coordinator, in this Podcast gives us a comprehensive insight into Bioveterinary Science. Dr. O’Flaherty talks through the teaching style of this course and describes what students will likely experience in lectures, tutorials and practical classes. She also gives us a insight into the modules a student will cover in the programme, potential career prospects and lots more.



    What will I experience?

    • Lectures, tutorials and practical classes delivered in modern, well-equipped teaching rooms and laboratories.
    • Enthusiastic lecturers with wide experience of research, academia and industry.
    • A research project in year 4 which will focus on a specific Bioveterinary-Science related topic.

      Y1 BSc(Hons) in Bioveterinary Science students taking part in a poster session at AIT during the academic year 2019-2020 as part of their 5 ECTS credit Y1 Learning and Development in Higher Education module

      Y1 BSc(Hons) in Bioveterinary Science students taking part in a poster session during the academic year 2019-2020 as part of their 5 ECTS credit Y1 Learning and Development in Higher Education module


    This YouTube video is from Grace, a recent graduate of the BSc(Hons) in Bioveterinary Science programme who talks about the benefits of taking this degree.

    This YouTube video is from Aoife, a 2020 graduate of the BSc(Hons) in Bioveterinary Science programme who gives an overview of the merits of this degree programme.

    What opportunities might it lead to?

    Graduates are well placed to go onto employment in veterinary diagnostics and pharmaceutical research, veterinary, medical and nutritional sales, hospital and forensic laboratory work.

    As a graduate you will be academically well prepared to enroll on a research degree programme at TUS or other universities. This BSc(Hons) degree in Bioveterinary Science qualifies graduates to progress to a range of discipline-relevant Level 9 and 10 research programmes including an MSc, an MPhil or a PhD.

    Graduate Employment Outlets 2019 BSc(Hons) in Bioveterinary Science

    Additional Information

    Please note that the BSc(Hons) in Bioveterinary Science degree programme does not confer eligibility to register with the Veterinary Council of Ireland as either a veterinary surgeon or a veterinary nurse. The degree programme is neither designed nor intended as a route to further study in the area of veterinary medicine or veterinary nursing.

    For additional information about this Level 8 undergraduate programme, please contact:

    Head of Department: Dr. Cormac O’Shea, Department of Bioveterinary and Microbial Sciences, Faculty of Science and Health, Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest, Athlone Campus, University Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37HD68, Republic of Ireland; Tel: +353 (0)906468103; e-mail: coshea@ait.ie

    Programme Coordinator: Dr. Sile O’Flaherty, Department of Bioveterinary and Microbial Sciences, Faculty of Science and Health, Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest, Athlone Campus, University Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37HD68, Republic of Ireland; Tel. +353 (0)906468085; e-mail: soflaherty@ait.ie

    Course Details

    Course Duration:
    4 Years
    CAO Course Code:
    AL842
    Cut Off CAO Points:
    338
    Course Award:
    Bachelor of Science (Honours)
    Course NFQ Level:
    Level 8
    Department:
    Dept of Life & Physical Sciences
    Minimum Entry Requirements:

    Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

    QQI: Any major QQI award with three distinctions and a pass in C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C2017 or Leaving Certificate Maths at O6/H7.

    Course Prospectus

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    Dr. Sile O'Flaherty

    “The BSc (Hons) in Bioveterinary Science course is a full-time four-year degree that will equip graduates with core skills for a wide range of careers in science and scientific animal research”

    Course Structure

    Year 1

    Chemistry, Biology, Bioveterinary Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, Mathematics for Scientists, Learning and Development for Higher Education, Current Scientific Issues through Enquiry Based Learning.

    Year 2

    Large Animal Husbandry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bioveterinary Clinical Laboratory Techniques, Analytical Techniques 1, Analytical Techniques 2, Organic Chemistry, Probability and Statistics, Veterinary Infection and Disease Control.

    Year 3

    Advanced Cell Biology, Ecotoxicology, Clinical Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Bioveterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, Quality Control and Experimental Design, Bioveterinary Parasitology, Ecology of Terrestrial Ecosystem, Animal Behavior, Clinical Trials.

    Year 4

    Toxicity Testing Methods, Project Theory & Practice, Pharmacology, Bioveterinary Immunology, Bioveterinary Biotechnology, Regulatory Affairs and Legislation, Veterinary Pharmaceutics, Herd Management Strategies, Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

    Careers & Opportunities

    Career Prospects

    Graduates are well placed to go onto employment in a wide range of areas such as veterinary diagnostics, pharmaceutical research, veterinary, medical and nutritional sales and forensic laboratory work.

    Career Prospects

    Graduates from the BSc(Hons) in Bioveterinary Science programme are employed in several prominent industries: Process Scientist at Zoetis Inc., Quality Officer at Arrabawn Dairies, Laboratory Assistant, Galway Clinic. Laboratory Analyst, Animal Health Laboratories Ireland, Weatherbys Scientific, Diagnostic Technician in FarmLab Diagnostics, Quality Officer at Connolly’s RED MILLS, Seal Rescue Ireland, iNBLEX Plastics Ltd., Abbott Graduate Programme, Arrabawn Graduate Programme.

    Further Study

    As a graduate you will be academically well prepared to enrol on a research degree programme at TUS or in other universities. This BSc(Hons) degree in Bioveterinary Science qualifies graduates to progress to a range of discipline-relevant Level 9 and 10 research programmes: an MSc, an MPhil or a PhD.

    Facility Gallery

    Visit of BSc(Hons) in Bioveterinary Science to St. John's Wood
    Y1 BSc(Hons) in Bioveterinary Science students poster session