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Biotechnology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Maynooth, Ireland
Biotechnology at the Maynooth University describes how we can gain understanding of biological processes and explores how they can be exploited for beneficial and commercial purposes.
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Overview

Biotechnology explores the nature of biological molecules, how they are synthesised and how they can be produced, in culture systems, using living cells. It explores all aspects of modern molecular biology including recombinant DNA technology, antibody production and uses, and animal cell culture. It covers disciplines including genetics, molecular biology, immunology, molecular microbiology, biochemistry, and cell biology.

At the Maynooth University we offer a bachelor degree in Biotechnology. You’ll reinforce your theoretical studies with practical laboratory sessions, visits to industrial firms, and ideally a placement in a biotech company (subject to availability).As well as being taught by leaders in the field, you will reinforce your theoretical studies with practical laboratory sessions, visits to industrial firms, and ideally a placement in a biotech company (subject to availability).

Career Option

  • Graduates typically work in producing new drugs at the cutting edge of medical research, (for example, antibodies used to treat cancers, or vaccines to prevent cervical cancer or hepatitis B), to develop new diagnostic systems for human or animal health and to improve food production.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Biochemistry 
  • Biotechnology Processes 
  • Cellular Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology Of The Cell

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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General Requirements

  • Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2020. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2020.
  • Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4317 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4317 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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