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Applied Plant Biology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
Applied Plant Biology (Hons) from University College Cork involves using plants to generate new products, such as foods, pharmaceuticals, or biofuels or processes, to solve environmental problems like food security and dwindling natural resources.
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Overview

Applied Plant Biology (Hons) from University College Cork involves using living organisms to deal with pollution or pests attacking crops, or to generate new pharmaceuticals or biofuels. Plants are the ideal living organisms to use in biotechnology. They are already the basis of all our food, as well as being important in medicine and the environment.

APB can contribute to a more sustainable future by developing beneficial fungi to protect plants against crop pests; by producing car fuel from renewable sources such as plant oils; by breeding higher yielding or nutrient-rich crops, or by decontaminating land and wastewater.

Career

APB graduates have excellent career prospects and have entered a wide range of careers. This diversity reflects the breadth of the course and the emphasis on transferable skills and practical experience.

In some cases, our graduates work directly with plants, as plant breeders or crop protection scientists. The skills our graduates learn during the APB course mean that they are also employed in broader scientific areas such as the rapidly expanding environmental sector, as well as biotechnology, food, pharmaceutical, agricultural support, and health industries.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics & Evolution
  • Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals 
  • Introductory Chemistry for Environmental Scientists 
  • Applied Earth Systems 
  • The Environment 
  • Introduction to Geology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. 
  • In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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