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AgriBiosciences - Structured

The Course
The MSc (AgriBiosciences) combines both taught and research elements and is designed for students who want to develop careers in the vibrant agriculture, agri-food 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 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.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. Specifically tailored to transition you to a career in the vibrant and exciting agriculture and agri-food sector in Ireland or internationally.

2. The MSc (AgriBiosciences) has been developed in partnership with Ireland's national agri-research body Teagasc and provides the opportunity to gain research experience with Teagasc or other world-leading national/ international agriculture or agri-food employers.

3. The programme provides hands-on training in understanding the agri-food sector, sustainability challenges, agribusiness and agri-food markets, and in developing career strategy skills.

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.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Integral to the MSc programme is a seven-month research placement in a world-leading research team in Teagasc, NUI Galway or in a cutting-edge agri-business. 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 whilst simultaneously availing of excellent follow-on employment opportunities in industry and research. The programme endeavours wherever possible to facilitate paid research internships for the MSc (AgriBiosciences) programme students.

Further enquiries

CONTACT
Professor Charles Spillane Dr Galina Brychkova Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC), Ryan Institute T: +353 91 494 158 E: charles.spillane@nuigalway.ie/ galina.brychkova@nuigalway.ie

Application date

1MBS1, full-time; 1MBS2, part-time

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

Closing Date: 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.

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