Taught course

Biotechnology

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, with a strong background in biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, plant sciences or related sciences.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Changing demographics and growing demand for food, fuel and agricultural and environmental sustainability are among the key challenges the world faces today.

Through independent research on campus or in industry, you will learn how technology can be applied to solve pressing real-world biological problems and gain the skills and expertise needed for future developments in biotechnology.

This MSc provides the opportunity to learn research and development skills using biological principles to enable the creation of new products and services.

You will investigate the economic basis for current biotechnology structures and areas of future demand, such as:

  • the global pharmaceutical industry
  • carbon sequestration
  • biofuel production
  • innovations in drug and vaccine design
  • regenerative medicine.

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
biotechmsc@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 8643