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University College Cork MSc in Biology - Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation
University College Cork

MSc in Biology - Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation

Cork, Ireland

1 Years


Full time

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EUR 7,130 / per year *


* EU students | non-EU students: EUR 22,600


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Our MSc Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation (MSc MCB) programme is a unique multidisciplinary master’s programme aimed at highly motivated students with an interest in biomedical research and its applications. This course considers, amongst other areas, the nature of cancer biology; genetics; infection and immunity; molecular neuroscience; biotechnology; and entrepreneurial thinking.

This 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.

Why Choose This Course

A distinctive feature of the MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation programme is that, as well as the science-based modules, you will receive formal innovation and technology commercialisation training through modules from the College of Business and Law at UCC. Consequently, you will acquire not only excellent research and technical skills but also valuable business development and commercialisation skills for life science innovation projects.

Connected Curriculum

Our learning approach reflects our commitment to the Connected Curriculum where we emphasise the connection between students, learning, research and leadership through our vision for a Connected University. Our staff are at the forefront of this integrative approach to learning and will support you in making meaningful connections within and between disciplines such as biology, chemistry, medicine, technology, law, and business.

Available Scholarships

We support our postgraduate community by offering scholarships and bursaries to prospective and current students. Please see the SEFS Scholarships and Funding PG page for more information.


At Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneurs Programme (IBYE) competition in 2015 one of our students, Blaine Doyle, won the Best Business Idea category and invested the prize money into GlowDX, an Irish diagnostics start-up company that diagnoses neglected tropical diseases like Dengue fever in developing countries. Blaine co-founded GlowDX with Yensi Flores Bueso, also a student from this Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation programme. The company recently raised more than €1 million in funding towards its goal of making at-home testing more easily accessible to consumers across the globe, especially in Latin America.



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