The MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation is a unique course aimed at highly-motivated students with an interest in biomedical research in the areas of: cancer biology, infection/immunity or molecular neuroscience and entrepreneurial thinking. The course will provide you with a truly interdisciplinary educational experience by combining advanced discipline-specific training with core scientific research, technical expertise and business skills.
The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, hands-on workshops and a research dissertation based on individual research.
Core Scientific Modules (25 credits)
Cell and Molecular Biology
Human Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering Techniques
Biological and Clinical Perspectives of Human Disease
Scientific Skills-Development Modules (10 credits)
Scientific Communication of Current Topics in Molecular Cell Biology Core Business Modules (10 credits)
Marketing for High Technology Entrepreneurs
Technology and Business Planning
You select one of the following elective modules (5 credits)
Creativity and Opportunity Recognition
Intellectual Property Law for High-Tech Entrepreneurs
Research Project (40 credits)
You will select a project offered by internationally-renowned research groups from theSchools of Biochemistryand Cell Biology, Microbiology and Anatomy/Neuroscience. With three primary research themes Â– cancer biology, infection/immunity and molecular neuroscience, you will complete a six month project based on individual research in one of these themes and compile the results into an MSc dissertation on completion.
You will gain invaluable hands-on, practical experience in experimental design, implementation and data interpretation and develop a wide array of transferable skills, including written and verbal communication; data recording, analysis and presentation; critical evaluation of published material; learning to work collaboratively and independently as well as project and time-management.
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Course Code: CKR44 Full-time
Course Title: Biology - Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation
College: Science, Engineering and Food Science
Duration: 1 year Full-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 7,000
2017 Entry Requirements: Applicants must possess an honours primary degree (minimum 2H1 honours or equivalent) in the biological sciences, medicine or pharmaceutical sciences. Graduates with a Second Class Honours Grade II degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis. See also detailed entry requirements.
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11th September 2017
Discipline-specific lectures mostly take place on Monday to Wednesday and are designed to fit in with lectures offered by the College of Business and Law. You are expected to attend seminars in the Schools of Biochemistry andMicrobiology and Department of Anatomy/Neuroscience as advertised. The six-month research project is full time starting in April.
Taught modules are examined by formal written examination and continuous assessment. The research dissertation for the six-month research project must be submitted by the end of the first academic year of registration for examination by internal and external examiners.
?Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme and you are also asked to provide an academic reference indicating your potential for postgraduate study. The supplementary form is available to view Supplementary Questions CKR44 (67kB)????
All required documentation must be sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway immediately once an application is made.
Further Contact Information
Dr Kellie Dean, course coordinator
T: +353 (0)21 420 5421