Taught course

Molecular Biosciences (Biotechnology)

University of Bath · Department of Biology and Biochemistry

Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in any biosciences, medical, biomedical-based subject.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides an understanding of the molecular basis of biological systems and focuses on applying this knowledge to improve human health and disease, food biosecurity and sustainable biotechnologies. The unique course structure is designed in consultation with clinical and industrial partners to give you the specialist knowledge and practical skills needed for a career in molecular biosciences.

Specialising in biotechnology, you’ll be based within the Medical and Industrial Biotechnology research group at Bath where you’ll work with researchers, strengthening your ability to work as a scientist. You’ll focus on either the development of new technologies (applying principles of high-level biophysics) or the application of biotechnology in metabolic engineering, biopharmaceuticals, biomedicine, biocatalysis and algal biotechnologies in the production of biofuels or animal/industrial feedstocks.

The course is for you if you’ve graduated from a bioscience, technology, medical, veterinary or related discipline and you’re interested in a career within the field of molecular biotechnology.

Find out more about this course and apply.

Fees and funding

Find out about funding opportunities at the University of Bath.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385115