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Applied Science

The Department of Applied Science in Limerick and Thurles offers an extensive suite of programmes that will help you launch an exciting career in Science and we are delighted that you are considering starting your Science career with us.

We offer programmes in Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Pharmaceutical and Forensic Science and Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis. Whichever you choose, Analytical Science is at our core which gives you a passport to the modern scientific world. Work Placement is an integral component in all our Honours degree programmes, while our Graduate Internship programme with the Space Life Science Laboratory at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, is the only one of its kind in Ireland.

LIT Applied Science graduates are highly sought after by national and international industry and by international research centres as our graduates are recognised for having the highest quality in Analytical Technical skills and problem solving which spans all scientific disci​plines. Our practical approach to teaching and learning, through our ‘active learning’ philosophy means that as a Science student at LIT, 50% of your training will involve practical hands-on experience, ensuring we produce employable graduates with the strong combination of knowledge and practical skills sought by employers.

We offer multiple pathways to completing your training to honours degree level and regardless of whether you start on a two year programme or a three year programme; you can achieve an honours degree in four years. On the other hand, should you decide that you want to take a break after completing two years of a four year programme you can exit with a Higher Certificate in that discipline, meaning that you get recognised for your work already done. The path of your education is in your hands.

So if you are interested in any of our programmes or want to check out any of our state-of-the-art laboratories, just give us a call. We look forward to meeting you!


Applied Science News


"Great hands-on experience in the labs has given me the confidence in my abilities"

Saoirse Hickey


"I found the course exciting and challenging. As it specialises in both Bioanalysis & Biotechnology I feel well prepared for the current and future needs of the Bio-industries. The added bonus of small class sizes and interesting practicals helped put theory into practice."

Joanne O'Connor


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