A minimum 2:2 honours degree in a related discipline.
Months of entry
The MSc Biotechnology programme aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop advanced level theoretical knowledge, understanding, practical experience and training, with a particular focus on modern molecular and systems biology approaches to emerging biotechnologies.
The course is designed provide a good grounding in core biotechnology, and specialist training in medical, industrial, environmental and fermentation biotechnology with the opportunity to complete a research project within one of these areas.
The programme also seeks to provide training and support in developing a variety of key professional skills, including communication, critical analysis and thinking, project and time management, scientific writing, teamwork, ethics, information technology and career management.
Teaching staff are research active with the majority belonging to two major research groups within the School of Life Sciences:
- Drug Design and Delivery
- Molecular Basis of Disease
They can offer expertise in molecular, cell and system biology, recombinant DNA technology, protein biochemistry, structural biology, fermentation, bioengineering and many other areas. In addition to this, students can also hear from external guest speakers from industry and other schools within the University.
As a consequence of the research driven character of the School, students are expected to become research engaged. They are encouraged to interact with prospective final research project supervisors from the beginning of the course and they are invited to the School’s weekly research seminars.
Please note that this course is only available in the full-time format.
Information for international students
International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- +44 (0)1522 886644