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Successful MSc graduates will have in-depth knowledge, understanding and experience of the use and potential of biotechnology in agriculture, including animal genetics, nutrition and health, crop and feed production, sustainable food and energy production, genetic engineering and bioremediation.
The aim of the MSc course is to produce graduates with a thorough knowledge, understanding and experience of the use and potential of biotechnology in agriculture, including:
Graduates will be familiar with all aspects of policy and legislation in relation to the field and will be able to assess the ethical, social, biosafety, biosecurity and policy implications of existing and emerging technologies. They will be competent in all relevant numerical and data acquisition methods and will have advanced research and communication skills.
The MSc course consists of 8 taught modules and a research project. The Postgraduate Diploma consists of the 8 taught modules only. The modules include
There are many employment prospects for graduates of these programmes, and previous graduates gain employment in a variety of sectors. Potential jobs include:
Graduates can progress to research doctoral programmes at DkIT or other institutions.
The Master’s course is available in full-time mode (2 days per week) or in part-time mode (1 day per week for 2 years), followed by the research project.
The course includes a combination of classroom and practical activities. Learning and teaching methods will include lectures, tutorials, tutorials, group discussions, laboratory practicals, industrial and agricultural visits, computational analysis and both individual and group project work.
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