2017 MSc Biotechnology Programme at NUI Galway achieves Programme of the Year Award in the Science category from GradIreland.

Congratulations to the MSc Biotechnology team: Drs Aoife Boyd, Mary Ní Fhlathartaigh and Aileen Gill to all the teaching staff of the programme.

The NUI Galway MSc Biotechnology programme is the longest running course of its kind in Ireland and it continues to be the most up-to-date programme in the country. This programme was awarded the 2017 Postgraduate Course of the year award -Science category by the gradireland Higher Education Awards. This postgraduate programme is highly regarded nationally and internationally as a programme through which students develop the skills, knowledge and experience required for a successful career in biotechnology. Graduates of the MSc Biotechnology programme are essential for Ireland’s smart economy that has at its core exemplary research, innovation and commercialisation.


The judges’ comment for the Postgraduate Course of the Year – Science award win was as follows:

“Really well thought-through course, with an excellent placement record.”


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Ms Louise Clarke – Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist AbbVie lreland

Dr Mary Ní Fhlathartaigh –  Lecturer & Academic Coordinator M.Sc. Biotechnology, NUI Galway

Ms Aileen Gill – Academic Coordinator M.Sc. Biotechnology, NUI Galway

Ms Ailbhe Lee – Employer Marketing Consultant, gradireland