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Animal Biotechnology

Course Description
The aim of this course is to upskill 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 provide learners with an extended skills set which shall lead to greater employment opportunities in the agricultural sector. It will be of interest to those already working in the sector and who wish to broaden their skills base.

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.


1 year

Learners will be required to attend DkIT one half-day per week in addition to being available for some occasional practical or field classes on other days.

Further enquiries

Dr. Arjan Van Rossum
Head of Department of Applied Sciences, School of Health and Science
t 042 9370265

Subjects taught

Modules taught are
→ Animal Genetics
→ Animal Biotechnology


Awarding Body
Dundalk Institute of Technology

Application date

How to Apply

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application

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

Potential students may be interviewed

Course fee


Enrolment and start dates

Starting Date September 2019

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