This programme is designed for UK and international graduates who have an appropriate background, either in the Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences or Chemical Engineering. Graduates should have a good Honours degree from a UK university (the minimum requirement is a second-class Honours degree) or the equivalent from outside the UK. www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/pg/requirements/index We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. Learn more about international entry requirements www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/pg/requirements/international/index
Months of entry
The programme aims to provide students with training and learning opportunities in the skills and specialised knowledge needed to equip them for a career in biotechnology, molecular biotechnology or molecular biology, in particular in industry.
- Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology (10 credits)
- Research Techniques in Molecular Biotechnology (20 credits)
- Practical Applications of Molecular Biotechnology (20 credits)
- Functional Genomics and Reverse Genetics (20 credits)
- Gene Expression Analysis (20 credits)
- Funding Science (10 credits)
- From Bench to Market: The Development of Pharmaceutical Products (10 credits)
- Therapeutic Biologicals (10 credits)
- Research project (60 credits)
Learning and teaching is via lectures, workshops, independent study, laboratory practicals, research and a lab-based project.
Transferable skills gained via this programme will include written and oral presentation skills, statistics, and the ability to plan and write a grant application or a business plan. Subject-specific skills will include key techniques used in molecular biotechnology, specialist knowledge in theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including: process engineering, molecular biology, functional genomics, 'omics' technologies, protein expression systems and antibody engineering. Practical skills will include fermentation, molecular biology, immunology, cell biology and protein chemistry.
While many graduates will go on to employment in biotechnology companies, you will also be employable in other life sciences industries or able to go on to further study and research.
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 3 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
Information for international students
International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate enquiry service
- 0121 414 5005