This programme is designed for students from a variety of backgrounds who have varied levels of biotechnology experience. It aims to equip you with an understanding of the principles and practices that underpin contemporary biotechnology and with the knowledge base and skills required for employment in the biotechnology industry.
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.
You will take a further 20 credits from the following:
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, or equivalent.
No work experience is required.
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