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M.Sc. in Applied Biology
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M.Sc. in Applied Biology

Apply biology to real world situations and make a change!

The Department of Biology is now accepting applications for its new Master of Science in Applied Biology, which is being launched in October 2018. Students can opt to enrol in the course either on full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) basis.

Applied Biology is a scientific discipline at the forefront of research and technological developments in the life sciences. Students will gain knowledge and practical experience on state of the art developments in a variety of biology disciplines, including: techniques in molecular biology, biotechnology, maintenance of natural living resources, terrestrial and aquatic food production, applied biochemistry, ecosystems and biodiversity, ecotoxicology and pollution studies, applied bioinformatics, and ecosystem goods and services. A dedicated module on research methods in applied biology, and completion of a scientific research project, will provide students with hands on experience in both traditional and modern biological research techniques. 

The programme is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical skills in applied biology, and thus prepare graduates for professional careers in the wide variety of sectors that require biological knowledge and practical application. Students can expect to find employment within the industrial sector and with organisations such as:

• governmental and advisory bodies that require expertise in the biological sciences

• private industries specialising in biotechnology, genetics or pharmaceuticals

• entities dealing with agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries

• environmental organisations

For more information on the course programme and list of study-units are available on the course website. Any queries can be addressed to the Department of Biology administrative office on (+356) 2340 2272.

Interested students are encouraged to apply online. The application deadline is 19 July 2018.


Last Updated: 5 April 2018

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