AgriBiosciences - Structured - Research

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The MSc (AgriBiosciences) combines both taught and research elements and is designed for students who want to develop careers in the vibrant agriculture, agrifood and bio-economy sectors in Ireland or internationally. The programme provides graduates with a broad understanding of the agricultural sector in its scientific, economic and environmental context, on which key research skills and practical experiences are built. 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)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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