University College Cork


Course Name Biotechnology
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKR01
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 7 September 2020
Application Date Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

Closing Date: 20 March 2020

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity.

Non-EU Closing Date: 15 June
Non-EU Applicants: Information for Non-EU applicants may be found on the International Office Website
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Duration 1 year full-time.
The curriculum consists of approximately 250 contact hours over two academic terms (October to December and January to March).
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Candidates must have obtained at least a Second Class Honours, Grade I degree or equivalent in a subject(s) related to that of the MSc programme. Graduates with a Second Class Honours Grade II will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Graduates wit...

Comment This innovative, interdisciplinary course draws its faculty and course content from UCC’s Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Plant Science and Process Engineering departments. Additional lectures are provided by staff from local biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies.
Course Content

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The MSc in Biotechnology is a one-year course designed to provide you with the theoretical and practical skills for employment in the industries of biomedical research, biopharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and biotechnology. The course c...

Subjects Taught Students study the following eight modules and complete a research project:
• MB6004 Advanced Molecular Microbial Biotechnology
• PF6301 Biopharmaceuticals: formulation design, secondary processing and regulatory compliance
• PE6008 Bioprocess Engineering
• BC6001 Cell and Molecular Biology
• MB6003 Functional Foods for Health
• BT6001 Genetic Engineering
• CM6011 Modern Methods in Analytical Chemistry
• PS6001 Plant Genetic Engineering
Assessment Method The MSc in Biotechnology is awarded after passing written examinations across taught course units, the continuous assessment of practical work and completion of a six-month research project, which has to be written up in the form of a dissertation and approved by an external examiner. All students must complete written examinations (typically held over a two week period in March) and submit a research project.
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The course is suitable for students wishing to extend their specific undergraduate degree knowledge in biotechnology, and for those wishing to bridge their undergraduate degree and gain more specialised knowledge and t...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Prof. Tommie McCarthy
+ 353 21 420 5436
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