BSc Applied Plant Biology
Alumni - Spotlight on Careers
“[plant biology at UCC] provided an essential understanding of many aspects of plant science which I need for my current role at Syngenta. These included plant physiology, plant taxonomy, management of plant pests and pathogens, sustainable food production and plant genetics. Studying at UCC also imparted various other skills which are needed for a career in science, such as critical thinking, data analysis, and research skills”
Ronan Bonfield, Experimental Scientist, Syngenta, UK.
"I learnt a great variety of skills at UCC which have helped me progress in my career. I took part in the Erasmus exchange programme and worked as a research assistant in University of Helsinki. This work experience during my course stood to me when applying for a job with Eurofins, where I worked as a Laboratory Technician in the Environmental Chemistry department. Completing this degree was a great experience and a stepping stone in my career"
Paulina Mastalerz, Biochemical Analyst (Research and Development), TheraDep Technologies, Clonmel, Ireland.
"The whole plant science degree: the opportunity to have broad experience of ecology, zoology, geology, statistics, and biotechnology as well as plant science gives enough experience to launch a career in many directions. As my work focuses on interactions between different species of insects and plants, the background knowledge provided by BEES has been invaluable. BEES lecturers and staff were all supportive and went out of their way to improve our experiences"
Robyn Earl, PhD student, Teagasc, SRUC and University of Edinburgh