Animal Biotechnology

Course Description
This one-year part-time course aims to up-skill existing science graduates and provide them with knowledge of the use and potential of biotechnology in agriculture, specifically in the area of animal production.

Graduates of the Certificate in Animal Biotechnology will gain an understanding of areas such as animal genetics, selective breeding and lineage traceability, and how molecular biology can be applied in the construction of genetically modified organisms within the animal setting.

Who Should Apply?
This course will be of interest to those working in the Agriculture, Environmental and Food Science areas who wish to progress to management level.

Subjects taught

Animal Genetics
Animal Biotechnology.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Minimum of second class honours degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Biotechnology, Food Science or related discipline. Applicants with relevant experience who do not meet the academic entry requirements may also apply. International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Application dates

How to Apply
You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application (see the download button below). Potential students may be interviewed. The final closing date for applications is Friday 13th August 2021 or until places are full.

Please submit the following documents with your application and email it to admissions@dkit.ie:

Completed Application Form(.doc)
An up-to-date CV
International Student Applications
International students must apply through get International Office, details on how to apply can be found at www.dkit.ie/admissions/how-to-apply/applying-as-an-international-student.html.

Credits

15

Duration

1 year

Course Delivery
One half-day per week in addition to being available for some occasional practical or field classes on other days.

Fees

€1,275

Enrolment dates

Starting Date September 2020

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Graduates are generally equipped to seek mid to senior-level positions in the private sector and government where expertise in animal science and biotechnology is leveraged in an interdisciplinary team environment. Some career options include:

- Research specialist
- Laboratory technician
- Scientist.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime

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