BHLS (Biomedical Health and Life Sciences) Degree, Graduation celebrated at UCD School of Medicine

Dynamic BHLS Degree Programme offers unique opportunities to pursue careers in the sciences of health and disease

Last Friday, 9th September, UCD School of Medicine was delighted to confer 20 graduands with BSc Degrees in BHLS (Biomedical Health and Life Sciences), at a face-to-face graduation ceremony on campus.

The four-year BHLS undergraduate degree programme is designed for students in secondary education, who have a keen interest in science and how research and technology can impact on human health. During the programme students learn how scientifically driven investigations can advance knowledge of disease prevention, detection and treatment and they immerse themselves in modern medical and biological sciences and focus on the application of scientific developments.

Speaking about the graduation, Bill Watson, Professor of Cancer Biology, UCD School of Medicine, Head of Pathology and Director of the BHLS BSc programme said ‘I would like to warmly congratulate our 20 graduates and say how proud we are of them. These graduates will now follow scientific careers in biomedical research, pursuing opportunities in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and other areas allied to health. Some graduates have already secured MSc and PhD places in Ireland and abroad, as well as places in Graduate Entry Medicine.’

UCD School of Medicine, founded in 1854, is one of Ireland’s leading medical schools. At undergraduate level, we offer programmes in medicine, radiography and BHLS and at graduate level, we offer up to 40 programmes for healthcare professionals including hospital doctors, GPs, radiographers, forensic scientists and mental health professionals and for managers and administrators working in healthcare settings.

All of our undergraduate and graduate programmes are delivered by specialist staff across an extensive network of academic and clinical locations. Our student population also comprises more than 60 nationalities, and international students now account for one-third of the total undergraduate student cohort. This diversity is one of the defining features of life at UCD, and one that enriches the student experience by delivering a truly international campus. Please see