Taught course

Microbial Biotechnology

University of Lincoln · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 honours degree in a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Microbial Biotechnology provides students with the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge which draws from the expertise in Biotechnology and Microbiology that is applicable to many industrial and environmental sectors. Micro-organisms are the workhorses of many industrial processes and students who study for the MSc Microbial Biotechnology can gain a thorough understanding of these at a whole organism and molecular level.

Curriculum content will be research-engaged and, in particular, students will undertake a period of independent scientific research, in accordance with the University’s ‘Student as Producer’ project.

The MSc Microbial Biotechnology aims to equip graduates with the necessary theoretical understanding, practical, research, professional and transferable skills to enable them to undertake further postgraduate training (i.e. PhD level) and/or employment within academic research and in industrial, commercial, government and environmental-settings.

The degree course places a major emphasis on enhancing intellectual, professional and research skills, including communication, independent learning, critical analysis and thinking, problem solving, project and time management, report writing, teamwork, ethics, health and safety, intellectual property, information technology and career management.

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr James Flint
+44 (0) 1522 885804