Taught course

Biotechnology (Healthcare Technologies)

University of Bath · Department of Life Sciences
MScMSc with Placement

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 or biomedical-based subject, such as biosciences, medical, veterinary, biotechnology, life sciences, pharmacy or pharmacology, or in biochemical engineering or technology.

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

Before you apply, please check the University of Bath website for the most recently published entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Study the rapidly developing field of biotechnology and get ready for a career finding solutions for global healthcare challenges.

This course will give you an understanding of how the molecular and cellular mechanisms of biological systems can be utilised and manipulated to improve diagnostic tools and drug therapies to solve real-world biological problems. You'll gain the skills and expertise required for future developments in biotechnology, along with specialist knowledge in biotechnology for healthcare.

Course specifics

From creating vaccines for global pandemics to using DNA sequencing to diagnose genetic diseases, biotechnologies in healthcare are helping millions of people worldwide to live longer, healthier lives. Along with a core module in biotechnology, you'll study three specific modules so you're ready to help innovate modern healthcare:

  • Biosensors and their use in disease monitoring.
  • Tissue engineering: looking at how cell biology and materials science can be combined to develop strategies for tissue replacement and repair.
  • Drug discovery and the use of biotechnology to create drugs similar to molecules already found in the human body.

You'll also take a unit focussing on the wider challenges of global environmental sustainability, giving you the opportunity to develop and use skills in entrepreneurship, teaching, media and communication, or public engagement.

Optional placement year

This course gives you the option of extending your course by a year to go on a placement.

Going on placement gives you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge to a year working in industry. You’ll be employed full-time in a role to match your future career ambitions, broadening your experience and transferable skills. We have links with some of the industry’s leading companies.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385115