Biotechnology, M.Sc. | University College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
12 months
27720 EUR/year
9220 EUR/year
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The Biotechnology programme from University College Dublin is taught by leading academics in the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and focuses on broadening your knowledge and understanding of the current technologies and processes in the biotechnology industry.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to analyse, evaluate and communicate biotechnology research
  • Students will be able to comprehend the challenges of scaling bioprocesses and apply their knowledge to overcome these
  • Students will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the principles and applications of biotechnology
  • Students will be able to develop solutions to a range of challenges in the breadth of sectors to which biotechnology is relevant (health, agriculture, fine chemicals, waste etc.)
  • Students will be able to engage with potential employers in a professional manner
  • Students will be able to work safely and effectively in a biotechnology laboratory, both independently and as part of a team

Careers & Employability

This Biotechnology programme from University College Dublin has been developed in consultation with employers and therefore is recognised and valued by them.

A key feature is the opportunity to carry out a project in industry which will allow graduates to develop connections with prospective employers, thereby enhancing chances of employment on graduation. You will also have the opportunity to become part of a network of alumni in the field of Biotechnology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drug Develop and Clinical Trials
  • Professional Career Development
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Microbial and Animal Cell Products
  • Emerging Issues in Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Regulatory Affairs in Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates are expected to have an upper second class honours grade or international equivalent in a Biology or Chemistry primary degree. This includes a degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Medicinal Chemistry or an equivalent qualification.
  • Graduates with equivalent qualifications in related areas of science and technology or with proven relevant industrial experience will be considered for places.
  • Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the  English language requirements, may enter the programme upon  successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes. 
  • These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27720 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27720 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9220 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9220 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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