Postgraduate Diploma Online Blended

Bioeconomy with Business

12 months
13500 EUR/year
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Bioeconomy with Business at Munster Technological University is a flexible, one year part-time, blended distance-learning programme designed to enable upskilling of those in the workplace and those seeking to engage in further study. 


This Postgraduate Diploma in Bioeconomy with Business at Munster Technological University is positioned at the interface of primary production, sustainable processing, biotechnology, new product development, supply chain dynamics, innovation, business and policy. Co-developed by an interdisciplinary team from MTU, UCD and Teagasc, students will gain a deep and critical understanding of the theories, concepts and frameworks of the bioeconomy from technological, environmental, social and business perspectives. A suite of innovative pedagogies (peer-to-peer learning, place-based learning, action learning, professional and work-based learning, site visits and case studies) will be applied across the curriculum. This approach will equip graduates with the skills and competencies to exchange and apply learnings (bioeconomy in practice) within the workplace, be that public or private sectors, SMEs or large organisations.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the programme students will have gained 60 credits at NFQ level 9 and may have the option to progress to the MSc in Bioeconomy with Business.

Programme Structure


  • Bioeconomy Model for the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy
  • Bioeconomy Feedstocks
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Conventional Valorisation Technologies
  • Biorefinery Processes and Technologies
  • Biobased Value Chains, Products, Processes and Markets
  • Green Technologies Project
  • Policy and Social Aspects of the Bioeconomy Knowledge, Innovation and Industry
  • Work-based Learning: Bioeconomy Improvement Opportunity

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a minimum NFQ level 8 degree in science, agricultural science, business management, engineering or other relevant area. Ideally applicants will possess relevant experience in one of the following areas: manufacturing; research and development; laboratory; quality; supply chain; procurement; engineering policy; funding or sales and marketing in one or more of the following sectors: agricultural; food & beverage; life science; chemical; packaging; construction and policy. The University’s policy in relation to recognition of prior learning (RPL) also applies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • For applicants who do not meet the Springboard+ eligibility criteria fees are €5,400.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 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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