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Taught MSc Plant Biology and Biotechnology


Course Description

Who is the UCD MSc Plant Biology and Biotechnology for?
The UCD MSc Plant Biology & Biotechnology programme is suitable for the majority of life sciences graduates who wish to develop their skills in Plant Biology, particularly in recent developments in genetics, biotechnology, climate change, cell and molecular biology, physiology, biotic and abiotic stress responses.

What will I learn from this course?
Students on the UCD MSc Plant Biology & Biotechnology programme will have advanced knowledge of the varierty of disciplines encompassed within Plant Biology, with emphasis on specific areas of research, which will provide the basis for the development and application of original ideas.
The ability to apply their knowledge to formulate hypotheses and test them using appropriate tools.
The ability to interpret a variety of different datasets generated in Plant Biology research.
Have a clear understanding that scientific research can be taken to the marketplace.
The ability to communicate to a specialist and non-specialist audience, in a clear and unambiguous way, the results of their investigations and/or the rationale underlying them. Strong focus will be put on writing (popular articles,scientific papers) and presenting orally.
The maturity to continue studying and critically appraise the scientific literature - especially in the areas of controversy - in a largely autonomous manner.

How will I benefit from this course?
You will obtain a Graduate level qualification in a highly reputed University, currently ranked in the world's top 114 universities (Times Higher Education Supplement 2010)
You will be taught by the strongest and broadest team of plant biologists in Ireland and have full involvement in active research groups
You will get a chance to collect and analyse your own data and acquire the skill to enable you to write up a manuscript for submission to an international peer reviewed journal and as a result, significantly enhance your resume
You will have an opportunity to develop your presentation skills for both specialist and lay audiences

Entry Requirements

A recognised BSc honours degree with a second class honours grade two result (or equivalent) in an appropriate life sciences discipline. Non-native English language speakers will be required to prove of english language proficiency with IELTS or TOEFL certificates.

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