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Plant Biology and Biotechnology

12 months
Duration
26400 EUR/year
8100 EUR/year
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About

Government and private companies are working to develop new ways to improve existing food and animal feed crops, and to develop novel crops to meet future challenges. The Plant Biology and Biotechnology programme is offered at the University College Dublin.

Overview

Graduates of this one-year MSc will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in these recent advances to rise to the future challenges in academia, industry and policy development. Innovation and entrepreneurship permeate the course as central themes and, in addition, a specific module on entrepreneurship in plant biology is delivered. 

The Plant Biology and Biotechnology programme is offered at the University College Dublin.

Careers & Employability

  • Graduates will have a distinct advantage when applying for PhD studentships or other more advanced graduate training in the area of plant biology and biotechnology.
  • This MSc is ideal for graduates interested in pursuing scientific careers in academia, agriculture and plant-science based or biotechnology industries. Graduates will have opportunities to pursue postgraduate education and research and work in areas such as plant biotechnology, scientific journalism/publishing and for government agencies involved in governmental and non-governmental policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plant Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship
  • Research Project
  • Current Dev. Plant Bio

Key information

Duration

  • 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.

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in an appropriate life science discipline. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26400 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part Time

  • EU fee per year - €4,040
  • Non-EU fee per year - €13,200

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.

Funding

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