Taught course

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Months of entry

October

Course content

Biotechnology is the exploitation of living systems or molecules from them for commercial gain. Although the word 'biotechnology' is only a few decades old, humankind has been using biotechnology for millennia - for example in baking, brewing and sewage treatment.
Modern biotechnologies rely on our increasing ability to manipulate organisms at the genetic level and include novel waste treatments and bioremediations, new pharmaceuticals, the exploitation of enzymes in 'green catalysis' and exciting new diagnostic techniques. In the latter part of the twentieth century our lives were transformed by information technology; the twenty-first century may see an equally great transformation, but this time led by biotechnology.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website at http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/StudyatQueens/CourseFinder/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Kostya Panov
Email
k.panov@qub.ac.uk