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Biotechnology at UCD

Study Biotechnology at University College Dublin

We have currently reached our quota for both EU and International applications for the MSc Biotechnology and MSc Biotechnology and Business Programmes. Therefore we are unable to process any further applications until applicants who have received offers confirm if they are accepting the place. We will begin reviewing applications again once this process has been completed and if any places are still available, however there is no guarantee of further places becoming available. Please contact for further information.The UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science offers two taught masters programmes tailored to meet the needs of the Biotechnology Industry.   Graduates of these programmes are also highly competitive for Ph.D. positions.  You will find details of the programmes, entry requirements, teaching staff involved and how to apply on this website. If you have any further queries, please send an email to:


MSc Biotechnology

Our MSc Biotechnology focuses on broadening your knowledge and understanding of the current technologies and processes in the PharmaBiotech industry, including approaches being applied to further advance the discovery and design of new and highly innovative biotech and pharmaceutical products. It also provides industrially relevant expertise in bioprocess technology, regulatory affairs and the design and management of 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 number of places on the programme are filled prior to this date.

Students requiring a Study Visa must have a full application completed by the 1st of June 2014. Students who do not require a Visa to study must have a full application submitted by the 1st of July 2014.  To apply for these programmes, visit

Next student intake: September 2014