Taught course

Applied Biomolecular Technology for the Biopharmaceutical, Food and Biotechnology Industries

University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

At least a second class (2:2) honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses may be available

Months of entry


Course content

This one year, full-time MSc provides you with advanced training and an opportunity to discover first-hand modern industry's need for skilled biomolecular technologists. Biomolecular technology underpins the production of drug delivery systems, the making of healthier food product, the design of healthcare products and vaccines.

  • You will analyse the natural and artificially engineered large bio-molecules of importance to the pharmaceutical, food, nutrition, healthcare and biomedical industries.
  • By the end of the course, you will be conversant with methods of gene-cloning and protein engineering central to the biotechnology sector.
  • A three-month industrial placement module and contributions from industry experts ensure that you have access to the latest developments in the field.

Information for international students

International and EU students

Masters scholarships are available for international students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.

Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.

Fees and funding

UK/EU students

The Graduate School website at the University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

Government loans for masters courses

The Government offers postgraduate student loans for students studying a taught or research masters course. Applicants must ordinarily live in England or the EU. Student loans are also available for students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559