Taught course


Loughborough University · Department of Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in engineering or physical science.

Months of entry


Course content

With a focus on the application of engineering and technology to biological problems, this programme has been designed to further develop your scientific and engineering knowledge to meet the demand for highly skilled scientists within the biotechnology industry.

As a biotechnology-focused engineer, you'll help to improve the world around us by tackling global issues in bioprocessing, healthcare and medicine. For example, by developing processes to make sustainable products such as biofuels or foods from biological resources, the manufacturing of vaccines and antibiotics, or the creation of medical and environmental technology solutions. This may also include developing new medicines using DNA technology or improving methods of drug delivery in order to improve healthcare for the population.

This programme includes a high proportion of practical work which provides valuable experience for your career. You'll be immersed in our research-intensive culture and will complete your own biotechnology-focused research project where you can work alongside our internationally respected research teams.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 222533