Biotechnology, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
Biotechnology is a global industry and is the fastest growing research and development sector in the UK. Increasingly, the industry is relying on molecular tools to solve real world problems. The Master's degree in Biotechnology will equip you with the theoretical and practical knowledge that is so highly sought after by both global and entrepreneurial start-up companies, opening doors to a wide variety of career opportunities. You will have the opportunity to choose from a number of optional units, tailoring your learning to what suits you best.


What will I experience?

On this course you can:
  • Work with industry or in an academic environment, choosing subjects that suit your aspirations
  • Develop your practical skills on the very latest high-tech research equipment
  • Develop both a practical and a theoretical understanding of the molecular techniques used in the biotechnology sector

What opportunities might it lead to?

This course will prepare you for a role within either research or industry in the biotechnology sector, and more generally, the bioscience sector.Here are some routes you could pursue:
  • PhD
  • research scientist
  • business associate
  • sales representative

Programme Assessment

The course is delivered to enable you to develop both the theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. Teaching is typically in small groups with a mixture of lectures, seminar, workshops and practical work. The course is delivered by a team of expert scientists who are all publishing regularly in international journals.Assessment will cover all aspects of what is required to be a professional scientist, so will assess via a variety of methods, including:
  • written exams
  • practical work
  • problem solving
  • presentations
  • essay
  • project work

Student Destinations

The course in Biotechnology is designed to equip you to meet the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as global businesses in the area of biotechnology. The course covers the theoretical as well as the practical skills that will set you up for your new career.Roles our graduates might pursue include:• research scientist• PhD student• business associate• sales representative

Programme Structure

Module Details

The Biotechnology course is made up of one core unit and a number of other optional units that suit you.Core unit:
  • Biotechnology Project
Optional units:
  • Bioprospecting
  • Biofilms & Antifouling
  • Engineering Animals
  • Bioinformatics & Omics
  • Business skills for Biotechnology
  • Microbiology & Bioremediation
  • Protein Production & Characterisation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date 1 year full time, 2 years part time
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Professional experience and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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