Entry requirements

You will need an Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in Biological Sciences. Alternative qualifications, coupled with a significant period of relevant work experience, will also be considered. International students will need equivalent qualifications plus a minimum 6.5 IELTS.

Months of entry


Course content

Study for a Masters in Industrial Biotechnology at Liverpool John Moores University and develop the skills and knowledge required for a career in this rapidly expanding field. This stimulating course includes a four month, full time research project.

  • Complete this masters degree in one year (full time) or two years (part time)
  • Unique in the North West, this recently re-launched course prepares you to work in Biotechnology – one of the world’s top five growth industries
  • Study on a course developed and delivered by leading researchers and industry experts
  • Enhance your theoretical knowledge and gain hands-on laboratory experience
  • Carry out novel research in a university or industry setting

Developed to plug a skills gap identified by the Liverpool Enterprise Partnership and associated multi-national businesses, this programme balances theoretical learning and practical skills.

You can study for your MSc full time (one year) or part time (two years). As a full time student you will spend roughly two thirds of your time in timetabled sessions (26 hours a week, over three days) with the remainder of your time devoted to independent study.

The taught element of the programme runs from October to April. Following this, you will go on to carry out a novel, independent piece of research in May and June.
At the beginning of your course you will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support.

Further academic support is provided via embedded tutorials in the Research Methods module. During your independent research project, you will be appointed a LJMU-based supervisor as well as an industrial supervisor if you are carrying out your project externally.

This Industrial Biotechnology Masters is based at the Byrom Street site of the University’s City Campus, which is equipped with new state-of-the-art laboratories housing a range of advanced analytical and imaging equipment to support biotechnology.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Science for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at or telephone 0151 231 2888

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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