MSc (Biotechnology)


NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MSc (Biotechnology) is a full-time intensive course running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

The programme will consist of lectures, tutorials, and set practical sessions, with the emphasis on training in modern biotechnology in the workplace. The MSc Degree (Biotechnology) is awarded to successful candidates after passing written examinations across all eight taught modules, the continuous assessment of practical work and a six-month research project (BT6005 Dissertation in Biotechnology), which has to be written up in the form of a dissertation and approved by the external examiner.

Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology

Students who attain a pass (40%) across the taught modules, but do not reach the 50% threshold required to progress to the research dissertation will be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology. Similarly, students who pass the taught modules and do not wish to complete the research dissertation may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology.

Programme Requirements

For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements