Taught course


Loughborough University · Department of Chemical Engineering

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in engineering.

Months of entry


Course content

Our new interdisciplinary MSc Biotechnology focuses on the application of engineering and technology to biological problems.

Biotechnology is a fast growing, dynamic sector of the bio-economy and this programme has been designed to further develop your scientific and engineering knowledge to meet the demand for highly skilled scientists within the industry. Upon completion of the programme you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills to biological engineering problems.

As a biotechnologist you will help to improve the world around us by tackling global issues in bioprocessing, healthcare, medicine and immunology. For example, in developing processes to make sustainable products such as fuels or foods from biological resources, the manufacturing of vaccines and antibiotics, or the creation of medical and environmental technology solutions to help people achieve a better quality of life. 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 will also gain knowledge and understanding of modern biotechnology, with practical insights into current manufacturing and medical applications.

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