Taught course


Sheffield Hallam University · Biosciences

Entry requirements

You must have one of the following

• a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a biological subject or equivalent

• a professional qualification of equal standing to an honours degree, for example MIBiol by examination, FIMLS

• other qualifications such as HND, HNC or unclassified degree in a biological subject, plus significant relevant work experience

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Biotechnology is the application of biological processes underpinned by cell biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics and structural biology. The overall aim of the course is to study the latest advances and applications of a wide range of technologies for modifying living organisms or their products in areas such as genetic engineering, production of therapeutic proteins, and cell and tissue culture methodologies. You will gain the advanced skills and knowledge needed to specialise in biotechnology.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at https://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-discounts to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
0114 225 5555