Why choose the MTech Environmental Biotechnology
Why choose the MSc Environmental Biotechnology
The field of biotechnology has matured during the past decade encompassing, in addition to genetic engineering, the application of modern microbiological concepts to the new and rapidly developing field of environmental protection. The synthesis between microbiology and environmental engineering provides a means of understanding processes leading to pollution occurrence, detection, monitoring, prevention and control. Biotechnology offers both conventional and innovative solutions to problems associated with water pollution, contamination of the soil, the atmosphere, and the stratosphere. Molecular genetics provides new techniques for the detection and modification of micro-organisms, for the degradation of hazardous chemicals, and as a means of safely controlling agricultural pests. Environmental biotechnology techniques, or bioprocesses, are now increasingly popular in the detection and treatment of wastes, wastewaters and other environmental contaminants.
Depending on the course chosen, you will study a selection from:
On completion of the taught component of the course (i.e. Postgraduate Diploma stage), students may undertake research projects in any of the themes stated above for the award of MSc or MTech. Most of the projects are industry-related.
The courses are designed and delivered by a team of leading academics with support from leading-edge industrial practitioners. The course delivery team is actively engaged in research and consultancy activities, through the Urban Water Technology Centre (UWTC). The Centre benefits from close links with the research groups the Scottish Informatics, Mathematics, Biology and Statistics Centre (SIMBIOS), and Abertay Centre for the Environment (ACE) who have been awarded the highest research rating in Environmental Science within Scotland. Emphasis is given to the practical application of environmental management within industry and commerce, in addition to the appropriate theoretical rigour.
How you learn An integrated programme of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical assignments, case studies and fieldwork are used to enhance your knowledge and understanding. Emphasis is placed on participation, and self-directed study. The project phase is designed to allow you to apply your studies within a chosen speciality.
How you are assessedAssessments include a mixture of written coursework based on active case studies, presentations to demonstrate your knowledge, and exams. Students working towards the MSc qualification will also complete a dissertation.
By working within project groups and by yourself, you will improve your communication, project planning and teamwork skills, which are very important skills for any career. The MSc dissertation allows you to develop a specialist area of expertise.
Honours degree in any field (minimum lower Second class) or equivalent.
Entry with advanced standing, and with qualifications other than those stated, will be in line with the Universitys policy and regulations.
Applicants whose prior study profile indicates a minor shortfall in a particular prerequisite subject area may be required to undertake a bridging course (details available on request).
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