M.Sc. Industrial and Commercial Biotechnology

Newcastle University

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The programme covers the scientific principles necessary for an advanced understanding of contemporary industrial biotechnology and develops generic practical skills in handling micro-organisms, molecular biological techniques and data analysis. It examines the fundamental role played by micro-organisms in the turnover of pollutants, the search and discovery of commercially significant natural products, and the production of novel biological compounds. The programme also explores areas of related interest such as bioethics, regulatory affairs and the role of intellectual property in biotechnology.

Contents

Compulsory modules
BIO8043 Practical Techniques in Molecular Biology
BIO8044 Gene Technology
BIO8045 Genetically Engineered Organisms: Food, Pharmaceutical and Industrial Sectors
BIO8046 Applied Bioinformatics
BIO8096 MSc Industrial and Commercial Biotechnology Thesis
CME8020 Modelling and Control in Bioprocess Systems
Optional modules
You will take a further 20 credits from the following:
BIO8009 Fundamentals of Cell and Molecular Biology
BIO8010 Bioremediation
BIO8041 Antimicrobial Drug Discovery
BIO8047 Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology
BIO8052 Introductory Quantitative Methods

Requirements

Normally a second-class Honours degree in a related discipline (e.g. Biology
Biotechnology/Bioscience/Biological Sciences/ Pharmacy).

Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based) or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

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