Postgraduate
MSc Biology – Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation

University College Cork

Course Overview


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.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months Full-time (1 Year)


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 22,000

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum 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 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 Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET):
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture): DET 100-110 + Skills Check. DET 115 or more eligible for full offer
IELTS Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture): 6.0 Minimum individual sections 5.5
TOEFL Minimum Requirements:
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture): TOEFL 80 Listening – 17; Reading – 18; Speaking – 20; Writing 17
CPE Cambridge Proficiency Minimum Requirements:
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture): 169 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test
CAE Cambridge Advanced Minimum Requirements:
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture): 169 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test
Pearson PTE Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: All Programmes (Except Architecture): 59 Minimum individual sections 51
Trinity ISE:
Trinity ISE III with at least merit in each skill category

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects


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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