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Cavan Institute
BSc  in General Science

Year One of the level 7 BSc. in General Science is offered at Cavan Institute in conjunction with IT Sligo. Students take years two and three programme in Sligo, choosing from a range of science qualifications provided by IT Sligo.

BSc in General Science

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This is the starting point for a successful and varied career in science. In year one, all the science subjects are taught (biology, physics and chemistry) as well as mathematics, information technology and learning to learn. Students will visit IT Sligo several times during this first year to become familiar with the campus and science programmes, meet students, access supports and do experiments. One of the first year subjects taken by students at Cavan Institute will be an online introduction to the science programmes available to them from second year at IT Sligo.

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Course Content

Entry Requirements

Leaving certificate candidates, please refer to the IT Sligo website for entry requirements. Students who have achieved a QQI level 5 award are also eligible to apply. QQI applicants should check with  IT Sligo to ensure that they present with the appropriate modules.

Further Study

After successful completion of the first year at Cavan Institute, students will move to IT Sligo, choosing one of four Level 7 science programmes: - 

Environmental Science

Pharmaceutical Science

Biomedical Science

Occupational Safety & Health

They will join the second year of one of these programmes and after successful completion of the third year will graduate with a BSc (Ordinary). They may then progress to the fourth year and obtain a BSc (Hons).

Career Opportunities


Bachelor of Science in General Science.

Bachelor of Science in General Science.

Year 1 (at Cavan Institute):





Information Technology

Learning to Learn

Medical Biotechnology

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