Applied Plant Biology (BSc (Hons))

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Applied Plant Biology at University College Cork

Overview

Applied Plant Biology (APB) involves using plants to generate new products, such as foods, pharmaceuticals, or biofuels or processes, to solve environmental problems including food security and dwindling natural resources.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules:

BL1002Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics & Evolution (5 credits);

BL1004Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals (5 credits);

BL1005 Habitats and Ecosystems (5 credits);

CM1003Introductory Chemistry for Environmental Scientists (10 credits);

ER1006Applied Earth Systems (5 credits);

EV1002The Environment (5 credits);

GL1001Introduction to Geology (5 credits);

GL1004Geological Evolution of Ireland (5 credits);

GG1010Introduction to Physical Geography (5 credits);

MA1001Calculus for Science Part 1 (5 credits);

PY1009Physics for the Environmental Sciences I (5 credits)

Year 2 Modules:

Plant and Animal Genetics; Introduction to Plant Biotechnology; Ecological Plant Physiology; Plant Identification; Introduction to Biostatistics; Vertebrate Diversity; Invertebrate Diversity; Fundamentals of Ecology; Practical Ecological Skills; Fundamentals of Microbiology; Principles of Microbiology; Fossils as Living Organisms

Year 3 Modules:

Core

Plant Biology Literature Review; Plant Biology Field Course (residential); Conservation Biology; Plants in Hostile Environments; Evolution and Diversity; Bioactive Natural Products; Biostatistics I;

Electives

Adaptation to Extreme Environments; Animal Behaviour; Introduction to Ecotoxicology; Environmental Microbial Genomics; Environmental Systems Microbiology; Micropalaeontology and Palynology

Year 4 Modules:

Core

Plant Biology Research Project; Frontiers in Biology; Research Skills in Biology; Crop Physiology and Climate Change; Food Production; Genetic Manipulation of Plants; The Environmentally Protective Management of Plant Pests and Pathogens; Biostatistics II

Electives

Advanced Ecotoxicology; Landscape Conservation and Management (Burren residential field course); Biological Work Placement; Biology and Management of Alien Species.

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of programme modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK404/CK402

Course Title: Applied Plant Biology

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Duration: 4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2016 Entry Requirements:

2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK404/CK402

Entry Points: 2016: CK404-430; CK402-480, points vary each year.

Course Practicalities

You will take a combination of laboratory, glasshouse and field practicals. Laboratory APB students carry out fieldwork as part of this course.

In Year 2, you will visit various sites in Co Cork. In Year 3, there is a residential field course to London. In Year 4, you can go to the Burren in Co Clare.

You will also carry out an independent research project in Year 4, working alongside research groups.

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment includingcontinuous assessment whichinvolves essays, assessed practical exercises, field reports, multiple-choice questionnaires, assessed presentations and project work. In Year 4, you will undertake a six-month research project. The range of assessments provides a broad skills base of relevance to future employment.

Application Procedure

Refer to CK404/ CK402

Further Contact Information

School of BEES

(021) 4904619

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2016 Entry Requirements:

2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK404/CK402

Entry Points: 2016: CK404-430; CK402-480, points vary each year.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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