Biology, the study of life itself! An ever-evolving, life-saving science that studies every aspect of life from us, humans, to all the other creatures and species that inhabit the planet we call home.

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When it comes to studying Biology, there are so many possibilities to choose from. Human, animal, marine, environmental, biotechnology, microbiology to name but a few!

If your dream is to pursue a career in the ever-evolving, life-saving science that is Biology, we should start by talking about your Leaving Cert.

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Advice when it comes to studying for your Leaving Cert Biology Exams

Whether it is by yourself, in a study group or some one-to-one tuition,  the more you revise, the more knowledge you will obtain. It is true what they say, practice really does make perfect! A few other things that are important when it comes to staying focused is to make sure you take regular breaks, keep hydrated and instead of putting too much pressure on yourself, know when you need help and ask for it.

Leaving Cert can feel like a lot of pressure, especially when it comes to achieving the points to get into your desired course and college. If you are feeling overwhelmed or just need to vent, resources such as Spun Out are there to support you via call or text, it is an anonymous safe space to deal with everyday struggles. Yes, good grades are important, but they are not the end of the world, you can only do your best and there is always someone who can help you achieve your best.

If you need help with revision or exam preparation there are many options to choose from. So, let's take a look at some of these options.

Best Leaving Cert Biology grinds in Galway

A lot of schools offer students the option to stay after school for group tuition with their class teacher. However, some people may need to be shown the subject from a fresh perspective to absorb new information and benefit from getting grinds. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the other revision and exam preparation options available in Galway.

Best Biology Grinds in Galway
There are plenty of choices when it comes to Biology grinds in Galway - Photo by Le Wagon on Unsplash

Galway has plenty of options when it comes to extra lessons/grinds for Biology. Below we are going to take a quick look at the 2 most popular group grinds centres for Leaving Cert students in Galway:

  • Galway Study Centre
    • This location offers weekly grinds for both 5th and 6th-year students, as well as a study skills course
  • Galway Grinds Academy
    • Even though The Grinds Academy operate in other parts of Munster and Connacht, they offer grinds from several locations in the county of Galway. Weekly lessons are held in Athenry, Claregalway and Galway City.

Group revision and exam preparation can be very helpful, as many students work well when they are amongst peers. However, some of these places can work out quite expensive when it comes to tuition fees, this is largely due to the fact there are often limited spaces available and the classes/courses are fixed-term e.g. 4-weeks, 6-months, the academic year.

If you prefer one-to-one lessons, Superprof has many tutors offering grinds in Biology online. You can choose your tutor from a large selection, you can also pick times that suit you and take as many or as few revision/preparation classes as you need. Superprof,  tuition lessons are affordable, as they start from just €10 and they are flexible, which makes them super convenient!

Looking towards the future after Leaving Cert, there are so many possibilities when it comes to pursuing a qualification in Biology through the Republic of Ireland.

Below is a list of the Universities/Colleges in Ireland which are popular when it comes to studying Biology:

All of these places have excellent choices when it comes to colleges/universities that offer courses in Biology. However, in this article, we are going to focus on the Colleges, Universities and Further Education Institute's that offer Biology courses in Galway.

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What Institutes of Further Education offer Biology courses in Galway?

Before we take a look at some of the options for studying Biology in Further and Higher Education in Galway, there's one small piece of advice worth thinking about.

When it comes to deciding where you go after Leaving Cert, you should choose a course and college based on your personal aspirations and passions. No matter where you choose to go whether it is straight to College/University or you take the more scenic route via Further Education, you will make new friends and have lots of new experiences.

As we look into Further Education options for studying Biology in Galway, it is worth pointing out that Further Education tends to be available in multiple formats, below are the most common:

  • Attendance only
  • Blended (part online, part on-campus)
  • Completely online

Having options is what makes studying level 5 and 6 accessible to everyone, no matter where you live, you can still learn.

Below are some of the options available when it comes to studying level 5 and 6 Biology in Galway:

  • Galway Community CollegeFurther Education
    • Biomedical Science with Laboratory Techniques
  • Galway Technical Institute
    • Emergency Care Services
    • Nursing Studies

Further Education is a great option for anyone who may feel too young for full-time college, didn't get the required Leaving Cert points for Higher Education or anyone who wants to try a subject for a short period of time before committing to several years. It's also a great way to upskill at different stages in your career.

What Colleges/Universities offer Biology courses in Galway?

Universities and Colleges in Galway
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, one of two higher education facilities in Galway - Photo by Ruby Doan on Unsplash

Both Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and the National University of Ireland Galway offer Higher Education courses in Biology.

Some of the Biology courses offered at GMIT include:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Agriculture and Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology
  • Master of Science in Nursing in Applied Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Practice

It’s worth noting that GMIT offers Ireland’s only Joint International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity run in conjunction with Ghent University in Belgium.

Some of the Biology courses offered at NUIG include:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Physics-degree options in Applied, Astrophysics, Biomedical, Theoretica, Climate)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Marine Science

NUIG has a graduate employability rate of approximately 96% of graduates being employed or in further study within six months of graduating, it is also the largest and oldest university in the west of Ireland and is one of the world-leading universities for research in Biomedical Science, Engineering, Marine Science, Energy and Environmental Science.

Why go to college in Galway?

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Galway is a great place to go to college and to socialise - Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

No matter what course you decide to study, one thing is for sure, you will never be bored in Galway. Although it is a small city by stature, it has a massive atmosphere. There is always something going on from the usual nightlife followed by a Supermacs to theatre events, arts festivals, food festivals, literature festivals, the Galway races and of course the magical Christmas stalls.

If the bustling streets of Galway are not for you there is still lots to do. Galway has some of Ireland's most beautiful beaches and wonderful hikes.

Galway is regularly voted in the top 10 friendliest cities in the world and in 2020 the city was crowned European Capital of Culture.

So if an exciting and friendly atmosphere is what you're looking for, Galway might just be the place for you.

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