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Studying Molecular Cell Biology at the University College Cork

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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.


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Molecular Cell Biology: Course Practicalities

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 and Microbiology 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.

The programme team consists of: 

  • Prof Rosemary O’Connor, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Dr John Morrissey, School of Microbiology and
  • Dr Aideen Sullivan, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.
  • Dr Kellie Dean, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, coordinates the overall course, modules, assessments and research projects.


Research projects are offered by over 20 participating investigators in the Schools of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Microbiology and the Department of Anatomy/Neuroscience.


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Molecular Cell Biology: Career:

You will be ideally positioned to enter into a PhD after graduation, but could also pursue a number of career paths including technology transfer officer within higher education institutions and national agencies, R&D project manager, commercialisation manager within a life science start-up, or development manager within the pharmaceutical sector. The course will also equip you with the skills required to develop your own start-up venture.

A first destination survey of our inaugural class of 2012-13 has revealed that 100% of graduates are in employment or further education within one year of completing the MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation.


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Molecular Cell Biology: Requirements:

Applicants must possess a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or equivalent in the biological sciences, medicine or pharmaceutical sciences. Graduates with a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) will be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on a case-by-case basis provided there is substantial and relevant experience and subject to the approval of the Director of the MSc Programme in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation.

Decisions on selection to the programme will be made on the basis of your performance in your primary degree, your personal statement and possibly an interview with the following criteria considered:

  • academic qualifications (in a relevant academic discipline)
  • research experience and focus
  • quality of the personal statement
  • recommendation letters from two academic referees.


English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here


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Institution

University College Cork


Location: Cork Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Irland
South-West Region
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - 13 September 2021

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 7130 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - 13 September 2021

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 7130 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 22130 EUR / year

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