Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

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.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

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 12 week, full time research project.

  • Unique in the North West, this course prepares you to work in biotechnology (one of the world's top five growth industries) and in other related areas
  • Study on a course developed and delivered by leading researchers and industry experts
  • Enhance your theoretical knowledge and gain hands-on laboratory experience
  • Strong links with industry and the potential to complete an industrial based research project
  • Excellent employment opportunities in the field of biotechnology and related industries
  • Complete this masters degree in one year (full time) or two years (part-time)

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). 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 between May and August.

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

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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