Biotechnology is the application of the biological sciences, using living organisms or natural products, in industrial situations. It's a growth area, with specific applications to the pharmaceutical, agricultural, pollution control and waste management industries. There is a demand for biotechnologists with an understanding and awareness of the industrial and medical applications of this technology.
You develop the skills needed at the interface of biology and engineering, to design processes and products relating to these industries. On completion of the course, you'll be able to:
For the award of the MSc you study the six taught modules listed followed by a 60-credit in-depth project.
The course is delivered using a series of lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions.
All modules are assessed by in-course assignments.
Graduates are employed in the fields of biotechnology, biochemistry and pharmaceutical science or progress to teaching or higher degree-level study.
Modules offered may vary.
Applicants should normally have an honours degree (at least 2.2) in an appropriate related discipline, corporate membership of an appropriate chartered institution or an equivalent relevant qualification. Suitable areas include biology, biochemistry, chemistry or life sciences.
No work experience is required.
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