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Biotechnology at UCD

Study Biotechnology at University College Dublin


MSc Biotechnology

The MSc in Biotechnology is taught by leading academics in the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and focuses on broadening your knowledge and understanding of the current technologies and processes in the biotechnology industry, including approaches being applied to further advance the discovery and design of new and highly innovative biotech and pharmaceutical products and technologies. It also provides modules on food and environmental biotechnology, as well as industrially relevant expertise in facility design, bioprocess technology, regulatory affairs and clinical trials.

MSc Biotechnology and Business

Our MSc in Biotechnology and Business will develop the next generation of leaders in the biotechnological industry. On completing this programme, you will have solid knowledge of techniques used in modern biotechnology including hands-on experience of bioprocessing, and have knowledge of Marketing, Management, Finance and Entrepreneurship. This unique skill-set will position you ideally to translate biotechnological advances into successful business opportunities either by setting up a start-up company or by expanding the product pipeline in existing companies.


Please be advised the deadline for complete applications will close on July 1st or sooner if the total number of places on the programme are filled prior to this date.  

In previous years, all spaces on this suite of programmes have been offered by May of the previous year.  Students requiring a Study Visa must have a full application completed by the 1st of June 2015. Students who do not require a Visa to study must have a full application submitted by the 1st of July 2015.  To apply for these programmes, visit

Next student intake: September 2015