Taught course

Biotechnology

Institution
Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Qualifications
MScMSc with Prof Practice

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 (2.1 for the professional experience course) undergraduate degree in Bioscience or Biological Chemistry. We would expect to see the study of the following subjects in the final year of the undergraduate degree: molecular biology (e.g. recombinant DNA), microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology.

Months of entry

September

Course content

According to the National Centre for Biotechnology Information, analysts have predicted that biotechnology will be one of the most important applied sciences of the 21st century and a key driver in the world economy. From agricultural and environmental to pharmaceutical and healthcare products and services, it already represents one of the largest and most rapidly growing sectors within the life sciences.

This Master’s course is designed to provide the training and development necessary to meet demand for highly skilled scientists within the expanding and global bioscience sector. It can lead to a wide range of careers including academic, commercial, industrial and healthcare applications of biotechnology.

Biology degrees have been provided at Coventry University for over 40 years and are taught in our multi-million pound, state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building. This features a suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge industry techniques.

The MSc with Professional Experience also provides you with the opportunity to undertake a six month professional experience either on or off campus.

Professional experience opportunities (whether within an external company or within the University) are subject to a competitive application and selection process. Such experiences may be paid or unpaid, and this will depend on what is being offered and agreed with the host organisation or University.

Students who are not successful in securing professional work experience outside the University will have the opportunity to undertake campus-based professional experience, which will deliver similar learning outcomes through supervised projects and activities designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate theory with an understanding of professional practice. Please note that fees for students on the Professional Experience route are £4,100 higher than the standard fees payable by students on the MSc Financial Investigation Management course without Professional experience.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Prof Practice
    full time
    18-20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk