Taught course

Industrial Biotechnology

University of Aberdeen · School of Medical Sciences

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Course content


You will be provided with in-depth training in life sciences and technologies. A focussed teaching experience and industry-relevant training in the form of a placement, will be delivered.

A clear skills gap has been identified by the Biopharma/Life sciences industry and you will be trained to address this.

The industrial placement will give you access to a wide range of opportunities and will have direct relevance to industry needs. This could be with external spin-out companies, local SMEs or Medical laboratories or the university. Cutting-edge technology facilities (Centre for Genome Enabled Biology & Medicine, Proteomics, Cytometry, In Vivo Imaging and Analytical Chemistry) are features of the Institute of Medical Sciences.

After graduation, you will be equipped with the skills to meet industry demand.

Why choose Aberdeen?

  • You will be ready to take on a career in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical sectors
  • Our Foresterhill Health Campus has great core technology facilities, including a large teaching hospital, Institute of Medical Sciences and the Rowett Institute
  • You will take part in an industry placement in the final year

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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