Successful MSc graduates will have a deep knowledge, understanding and experience of the use and potential of biotechnology in agriculture, including animal genetics, nutrition and health, crop and feed production, sustainable food and energy production, genetic engineering and bioremediation.
The aim of the MSc course is to produce graduates with a deep knowledge, understanding and experience of the use and potential of biotechnology in agriculture, including:
nutrition and health
crop and feed production
sustainable food and energy production
bioinformatics and bioremediation
Graduates will be familiar with all aspects of policy and legislation in relation to this field and will be able to appraise the ethical, social, biosafety and policy implications of existing and emerging technologies. They will be competent in all the relevant data acquisition and numeric methods and have advanced research and communication skills.
The MSc course is available on a full-time basis (2 days per week over one year) or on a part-time basis (1 day per week over 2 years).
The Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Biotechnology is also available in full- time mode (2 days per week over one year) or part-time mode (1 day per week over 2 years).
Graduates will find employment in production, advisory/regulatory, research and development roles in the Agriculture, Food and Environmental sectors.
Duration : 1 Year
Intake : Sep
Level : Postgraduate
Tuition & fees : € 12,000
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)
Tuition & fees :
Entrants should have a minimum of a 2nd class honours degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Food Science or a related area.
Graduates with relevant experience who do not meet the academic entry requirements may also apply.
International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5.