M.Sc. Biotechnology

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR12800 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Teesside University | Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Biotechnology is the application of the biological sciences, using living organisms or natural products, in industrial situations.

Description of Biotechnology


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:

  • interpret data generated by bioanalytical methods
  • develop bioremediation strategies
  • design and evaluate strategies for biomanufacturing products
  • design protocols for genetic modification and analysis of organisms
  • conduct computer analysis of biological sequence data (bioinformatics).

What you study

For the award of the MSc you study the six taught modules listed followed by a 60-credit in-depth project.

How you learn

The course is delivered using a series of lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions.

How you are assessed

All modules are assessed by in-course assignments.

Career opportunities

Graduates are employed in the fields of biotechnology, biochemistry and pharmaceutical science or progress to teaching or higher degree-level study.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 12800 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 6100 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015, February  2016
Credits 180
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content


  • Analytical Laboratory
  • Analytical Methods
  • Applied Biotechnology
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Practical Health and Safety Skills
  • Project Management and Enterprise
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Statistics


  • Laboratory or Industry Related Project

Modules offered may vary.

Requirements for Biotechnology

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.

Work Experience for Biotechnology

No work experience is required.

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Teesside University, United Kingdom

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