Science & Laboratory Techniques

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Course Content

S c i e n c e & L a b o r at o r y T e c h n i q u e s
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Maths for STEM
  • Communications
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Work Experience

Course Description

Are you interested in a career in science? This programme provides students with the skills required to obtain employment in laboratories or other science related disciplines such as pharmaceutical science, biochemical engineering or biotechnology. In our rapidly evolving society, science graduates have the opportunity to influence and shape the world we live in today.


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Laboratory Science | Pharmaceutical Industry |Bioscience | Physics | Chemistry


progression rate to third level science and science related degrees 60%

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Progression to degrees

Graduates can progress to a variety of degree programmes including:

DkIT | Science | Level 8
TU Dublin | Science – Common Entry | Level 8
UCD | Science | Level 8
MTU Cork | Physical Sciences | Level 7
DkIT | Pharmaceutical Science | Level 7
DCU | Environmental Science and Technology| Level 8

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Fees For The Academic Year 2024 – 2025

All courses have a Registration Fee of €30 (non-refundable).

A non-refundable Registration fee of €30 will be payable on acceptance of a PLC place. Essential course materials may be required for some courses the cost of which will be borne by the student.

All fees are subject to change. All fees must be paid with a Credit/Debit card online. No cash is acceptable.

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I graduated from the course in June with distinctions in all of my modules. I’m now in my first year in UCC studying Medical and Health Sciences. I didn’t perform as well as I’d hoped for in the Leaving Certificate but thankfully, the Pre-University Science course was essentially the one qualification that helped me to secure my place on such a highly competitive course. That experience has benefited me in so many ways.

Gbolahan Clinton Falana Pre-University Science Graduate, 2018