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Trinity College Dublin

Dublin , State ,Ireland

Chemistry with Biosciences: Chemical Sciences

Students who wish to study chemistry with biosciences apply to the chemical sciences stream (TR061) and at the end of second year may select chemistry with biosciences as their specialist area for their third and fourth year.

What is Chemistry with Biosciences?
Chemistry with Biosciences is designed to produce graduates who are prepared to work at the interface of chemistry and biology, addressing global issues in chemical and life science such as drug development and safety, biomedicine, biotechnology and clinical operations.

Graduate skills and career opportunities
As with graduates in other branches of chemistry, the skills acquired during this course will make you highly attractive to employers in a wide variety of areas. Graduates can contribute to research developments across the healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and the food processing sectors. This degree will also prepare you to work in education, science communication, business, data analysis and administration.

Our Chemistry with Biosciences degree would serve as an excellent primary degree for a graduate course in health science such as medicine or physiotherapy. Our graduates can also pursue postgraduate degrees either in the School of Chemistry or in other world-class research institutions.

Your degree and what you’ll study
You will study foundation courses in chemistry, biology, maths and foundation physics in the first two years.

Third and fourth year
In third year, the course will branch off into relevant chemistry and biology modules allowing you to develop a unique perspective on issues directly effecting chemical and bioscience research.

Your third and fourth year modules will cover core chemistry principles in organic, inorganic and physical as well as the following biological modules:

  • From Organisms to Ecosystems
  • Protein Structure › Nucleic Acids
  • Biochemistry in Health and Disease

Lectures are complemented by laboratory experiments, where you will gain experience in more sophisticated preparative chemical and biological techniques.

Practical work in the final year will consist of a Capstone project. This may be carried out either in Trinity under the supervision of a member of staff, in a chemistry department at an overseas university, or in a commercial laboratory.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 60

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

If you are an international student studying at Trinity, you might be considering internship and graduate work in Ireland, in your home country, or elsewhere. This section provides information for Non EU students on working in Ireland during and after your studies. For information and resources to support an international job search, see our Devex resource which includes international job search advice and information.

Employers value candidates who have more to offer than a good degree with high grades. They look for students who are well rounded and who have experience outside the classroom. Search for and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience, develop your skill set, and gain a clearer picture of what you like and don't like in terms of career options.

For example, you can get involved in some of the many student clubs and societies in college, volunteer or get a part time job. Remember that voluntary work is as valuable as paid work on your CV or resume - it's a great way to demonstrate your skills to future employers. Have a look at the TCD Civic Engagement website and check out volunteering opportunities in Ireland and abroad.

PSW Opportunity

2 Year

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • General Entry Requirements
  • Class XII – ISC, CBSE
  • 80-90% in six subjects at XII depending on course (or 5 at Grade XII and 1 at Grade X) Mathematics up to Grade X

International Baccalaureate

  • 3 subjects at Grade 5 (Higher Level)
  • 3 subjects at Grade 4 (Standard Level),
  • including English & Maths
  • 32 to 40 points, depending on course


  • 4 A2 or best 3 A2 plus one AS
  • Pass in English & Maths
  • *75% or above / HL Mathematics required
  • at Class XII level for Computer Science,Engineering, Science and Mathematics courses

*Additional requirements may apply for some courses

  • English Language Proficienc Test
  • IELTS - 6.5 (No individual band below 6)
  • TOEFL - 90 (Written score 21)
  • PTE Score -63 (No section below 59)

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