Life and Biomedical Sciences

Galway is one of Europe’s premier Med-Tech hubs and NUI Galway is at the heart of this ecosystem.  Eight of the world’s top ten med-tech companies have a physical presence in Galway. We take full advantage of this opportunity and we leverage our relationships with our industrial partners. 
 

NUI Galway offers excellent career opportunities for life and biomedical science; and cancer and chemistry research graduates. A wide variety of career opportunities exists including research and development in medical devices or pharmaceuticals, diagnostic services, medical device sales, work in hospital laboratories and universities. Recent graduates have found employment in companies such as Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Regeneron, Allergan and Pfizer. 

Our courses are student-centred, responsive to local, national and international demands and our Neuropharmacology course is the only such course in Ireland.

Course Name Cao Code College/school
Biomedical Science (MSc) College of Science and Engineering
Biotechnology (MSc) College of Science and Engineering
Neuropharmacology (MSc) College of Science and Engineering
Toxicology (MSc) College of Science and Engineering
Medical Technologies Regulatory Affairs and Operations (Online) [Certificate] College of Science and Engineering
Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs (MSc) College of Science and Engineering
Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs and Quality (Cert) College of Science and Engineering
Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs and Quality (HDip) College of Science and Engineering
Chemistry (Structured Masters) 1MCB1 (full-time) | 1MCB2 (part-time) College of Science and Engineering

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What Our Students Say

Liam

Liam Higgins |   MICROBIOLOGY TECHNICIAN AT AQUALAB

The MSc. in Biotechnology at NUI Galway gave me the opportunity and confidence needed to move ahead in my career. I gained employment within one month of completing the course; working as a microbiology technician. A beautiful and atmospheric campus setting, along with classmates from different academic backgrounds and very helpful and approachable lecturers make this programme a stimulating and worthwhile experience. For my research project I was based in the Genetics and Biotechnology Lab, which allowed me the opportunity to learn from and work with passionate scientists whose encouragement and dedication inspired me greatly. The theoretical knowledge coupled with the practical skills acquired from this programme allowed for the comfortable transition from academia to industry. Completing the MSc. in Biotechnology will open a range of career opportunities and I highly recommended it.

What Employers Say

John

John Kilmartin |   SENIOR DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS IN MEDTRONIC, GALWAY

Mr John Kilmartin Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs in Medtronic (based in Galway) “We have had a number of visits from the MSc Biomedical Science programme here in Medtronic, all of the participants have been really engaged and we are delighted to give the students this opportunity. We are really pleased with the course content and calibre of the students.

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