Biotechnology describes how we can gain understanding of biological processes and explores how they can be exploited for beneficial and commercial purposes. It explores the nature of biological molecules, how they are synthesised and how they can be produced, in culture systems, using living cells.
It explores all aspects of modern molecular biology including recombinant DNA technology, antibody production and uses, and animal cell culture. It covers disciplines including genetics, molecular biology, immunology, molecular microbiology, biochemistry, and cell biology.
You need to complete 455 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/undergraduate-studies/courses/bsc-biotechnology
Graduates typically work in producing new drugs at the cutting edge of medical research, (for example, antibodies used to treat cancers, or vaccines to prevent cervical cancer or hepatitis B), to develop new diagnostic systems for human or animal health and to improve food production.