Biotechnology, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12100
    Tuition (Year)
    8240
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

This modular programme aims to produce postgraduate students with a sound knowledge of Biotechnology, The programme covers the practical, theoretical aspects and the necessary skills to undertake individual and collaborative research in this field. This programme has been designed for students wishing to make a career in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical industry, medical and academic or any field where a knowledge of bioinformatics is desirable.

MSc Biotechnology at UEL

The programme offer a mix of traditional Biotechnology with an introduction to the cutting edge of research at the molecular level . The focus of the programme is not simply on the state of current knowledge but also the methodology used in obtaining that knowledge, making use of recent research papers to inform class discussion. In addition to taught modules in the field you will also be trained in research processes, culminating in an individual research project which will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your individual skills and abilities.

Programme Structure

Programme structure

  • One year full time or two years part time for MSc and PG Diploma.
  • One year part time for PG Certificate.
  • Part time students take one optional module in semester A and one in semester B. In year two they take one optional module in semester A and the research skill module in semester B. The project is carried out in year 2.
  • Taught modules are delivered in a semesterised system, with semesters running from September to January and February to June. The research projects will run through the summer period

Learning environment

  • Learning is encouraged through participation in a wide variety of activities including lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory-based practicals, web-based learning etc.
  • In addition all students are expected to read extensively in their own time. Much of this reading will be directed.
  • Success at university depends on developing your ability to study independently using library resources, Computer-assisted learning (CAL), handouts and web-based study activities.
  • These skills are reinforced in modules in the first semester. These enable us to assess your independent learning needs at university, and also help to develop those transferable skills so important in working life. The skills with which you start the programme may vary considerably between individuals, so your personal tutor will direct your skills development work on an individual basis.

Assessment

  • Students are assessed in practical work and theory.
  • In taught modules 40% of the module mark is derived from coursework during the semester (this can take a variety of forms including laboratory work, data analysis, essays, oral presentations etc.) and the remaining 60% from written theory examinations at the end of the semester.
  • The Research Skills module is assessed by coursework involving a variety of forms of presentation.
  • The Research Project is assessed mainly by the final written report, with contributions from a poster presentation and portfolio.
  • The pass mark for all modules is 50%

Relevance to work/profession

  • The curriculum is tailored to current demand in a area of Biotechnology, .
  • Emphasis is placed on the development of skills as well as academic knowledge.
  • Part-time students in relevant employment may be permitted to carry out research projects at their place of work.

Thesis/Dissertation/project work

  • Project work is an essential component of a Masters degree programme and one that most students enjoy. Small projects and group work exercises feature throughout the programme.
  • The individual research project is the culmination of the programme makes up 33% of the programme.
  • Project work encourages students to show initiative in their individual work under supervision, using appropriate analytical techniques to generate and interpret new data.
  • Dissertation preparation develops literature researching, presentation and written communication skills essential in professional life.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    A total of 180 credits at level M are needed for the award of an MSc alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 650

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

Academic Requirements

For entry to this programme, students are required to have qualifications equivalent to a honours degree from a UK university in a relevant subject or experience. For overseas students there is a requirement for an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher (or equivalent), TOEFL score of 650 or an equivalent. Applicants whose qualifications do not conform to these criteria may be admitted to the programme at the admission tutors discretion which will normally involve an interview.

Student Visa

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12100 International
  • GBP 8240 EU/EEA

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