Successful MSc graduates will have a deep knowledge, understanding and experience of the use and potential of biotechnology in agriculture, including animal genetics, nutrition and health, crop and feed production, sustainable food and energy production, genetic engineering and bioremediation.
The aim of the MSc course is to produce graduates with a deep knowledge, understanding and experience of the use and potential of biotechnology in agriculture, including:
- Animal genetics
- Nutrition and health
- Crop and feed production
- Genetic engineering
- Sustainable food and energy production
- Bioinformatics and bioremediation.
Graduates will be familiar with all aspects of policy and legislation in relation to this field and will be able to appraise the ethical, social, biosafety and policy implications of existing and emerging technologies. They will be competent in all the relevant data acquisition and numeric methods and have advanced research and communication skills.
Who Should Apply?
These courses will be of interest to those working in the Agriculture, Environmental and Food Science areas who wish to progress to management level.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Entrants should have a minimum of a 2nd class honours degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Food Science or a related area.
Applicants who do not meet these requirements but have relevant work experience may be assessed for entry in line with the DkIT RPL Policy and Procedures. International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Candidates may be interviewed.
The Masters course consists of 8 taught modules and a research project. The Postgraduate Diploma is comprised of the 8 taught modules only.
Bioremediaton and Bioenergy
Biotechnology in Animal Feeds
GIS, Data Management and Statistics
Agricultural Biotechnology Project (M.Sc. only)
M.Sc: 2.5 Years /
PgDip: 2 Years
The MSc course is available in fulltime mode or part-time mode (1 day per week over 2 years), followed by the research project.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Biotechnology is also available in full- time mode or parttime mode (1 day per week over 2 years).
€7,650 (MSc) / €5,100 (Postgrad. Diploma)
Contact Dundalk IT for the next course start date.
Post Course Info
Graduates will find employment in production, advisory/regulatory, research and development roles in the Agriculture, Food and Environmental sectors.
Graduates may progress to research PhD programmes either in DkIT or other institutions.