The expertise of the lecturers involved in designing and delivering the course in microbiology is extensive. Many are also actively involved in research in different areas of microbiology, so are up to date with current trends in microbiology research.
It will be the only dedicated microbiology degree currently being offered in the country.
Microbiology is an exciting field of fundamental importance to all areas of manufacturing, health, the environment and food and drink industries.
Training in microbiology gives students an opportunity to forge a career in a range of different sectors both nationally and internationally.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Opportunities for graduates from the B.Sc. (Hons) in Microbiology include employment with several industrial sectors (food, medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnological) in addition to a variety of options to furthering their education including obtaining a Ph.D. in Microbiology within AIT.