Welcome to Plant & AgriBiosciences

Charles Spillane. Established Professor of Plant Science

Plant and agricultural biosciences innovations have a critical role to play in ensuring future food security and sustainable development through discoveries in Ireland and internationally. Plant & AgriBiosciences have a major focus on preparing students for careers in the vibrant plant and agribiosciences sector.

The PAB pathway will strategically position your career for emerging 'green economy' job opportunities across agri‐biosciences, biotechnology, breeding, genetics, bio‐chemistry, food, nutrition, bioenergy, agriculture, pharmaceutics, education, biobusiness, sustainable development, clean‐tech, regulatory affairs and government policy sectors.

Why study Plant and AgriBiosciences?

Plant & AgriBiosciences offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree, including: 

  • A new degree pathway on Plant & AgriBiosciences (PAB) as a component of the undenominated BSc degree in NUI Galway. In Sept 2016, existing BSc students can enter this pathway in year 2, 3 or 4 of the PAB pathway. Download PAB brochure for details of modules.
  •  For students who will seek employment directly after completion of their BSc in Plant & AgriBiosciences, training is provided in identification of career opportunities in the exciting agri‐biosciences and agri‐food sector in Ireland and internationally. 
  • In addition, the AgriBiosciences Research Internship Project within the PAB degree provides a platform to facilitate integration of students into the agri‐biosciences sector. 

The PAB pathway is strongly linked to NUI Galway's Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC) which consists of over 30 research groups and research partners engaged in advanced plant and agribiosciences innovation (www.plantagbiosciences.org). 

For students planning to continue with postgraduate studies, the PAB pathway will provide students with the ideal knowledge to enter Masters degree programs associated with the Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC). 

Contact Information

Plant and AgriBiosciences

School of Natural Sciences

National University of Ireland,
Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0)91 49
E-mail: charles.spillane@nuigalway.ie

Programme Team

Research Groups