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CR335
Common Entry Biological Sciences

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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The Biological Sciences Common Entry programme is a two-year course designed for students interested in Biological Sciences as a career, but who may be unsure of which discipline to follow. The scheme gives students the opportunity to see the three disciplines areas, first hand, through the various modules on offer, interaction with lecturers, and industrial site visits.  This allows the student to make an informed decision on their discipline of study. On successfully completing this 2-year programme, students can enter the third year programme of their choice from any of the following Honours Biological Science Degrees: CR330 BSc (Honours) in Herbal Science or CR333 BSc (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science or CR325 BSc (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

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CR335 - Common Entry Biological Sciences
Cork Institute of Technology

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CR335 - Common Entry Biological Sciences
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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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Possible Areas of Employment:
Depends on specialization
Biopharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industries
Food and Healthcare Industries
Natural Product Ingredient Manufacture



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