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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 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.

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.

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.

Number of credits

15

Careers or further progression

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

Further enquiries

Contact
Dr. Geraldine O'Connor,
School of Health & Science
T: +353(0)429370200
Ext 2736
E: Geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Subjects taught

Modules taught are
Animal Genetics
Animal Biotechnology

Comment

Awarding Body
Dundalk Institute of Technology

Application date

How to Apply

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application (see download button in the application weblink below);

Please include an up-to-date CV with your application form and send them to:

Admissions Officer, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Course fee

€1,275

Enrolment and start dates

Starting Date September 2020

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