Taught course

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

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

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant area of science or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants with qualifications below 2.2 Honours degree standard (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if they can demonstrate appropriate experience, acceptable to the School.

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

INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Konstantin Panov
Email
k.panov@qub.ac.uk
Phone
028 9097 2119