AgriBiosciences - Structured - Research

Students complete their research project within research teams in the Plant and AgriBiosciences Centre (PABC), the partner organisation Teagasc, or in a cutting-edge agri-business. The research project is complemented by specialised training modules to equip each MSc graduate for a vibrant career in the agriculture and agri-food sector. The taught component consists of 20 ECTS of discipline-specific modules which provide relevant, hands-on training to graduates in agri-related topics.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
QQI Level 8 honours degree or equivalent to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent in an appropriate discipline is required.

Application dates

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure a place on the MSc (AgriBiosciences) programme.

1MBS1, full-time; 1MBS2, part-time.


1 year.

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Career Opportunities
Integral to the MSc programme is a seven-month research placement in a world-leading research team in Teagasc, NUI Galway, or cutting-edge agribusiness. The programme's research placements offer students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to work within a research or industry setting of their choice, deliver a research project and formulate an associated thesis while simultaneously availing of excellent follow-on employment opportunities in industry and research.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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