Taught course

Applied Biomolecular Technology for the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Food Industries

University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to give graduates further insight into the large biomolecules of importance to the pharmaceutical, food/nutrition, health care, biomedical, oil, and other important industries. Experts from other Schools within the University and local and national industry also contribute, ensuring access to the latest developments in the field.

A three-month industrial placement module offers an exciting opportunity to discover first hand the needs of modern industry and provides advanced training for employment and further academic studies.

Key facts:

- The University's location in the midlands, means that many high-tech Pharmaceutical and Biotech small-medium-enterprise companies are nearby, in addition to pharmaceutical and food 'giants' such as Astra Zeneca, Boots, Riker 3M, Mars-Pedigree, Northern Foods, Cotts, Walkers, United Biscuits.

- The course is run by the School of Biosciences (based at the Sutton Bonington Campus) in conjunction with The University of Nottingham's Schools of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Laboratory Sciences and with local and national industries. Teaching links also exist with the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Leicester. Contributions by experts from other schools and local and national industry ensure you have access to the latest developments in the field.

- The school is ranked the no.1 research environment in the UK (for Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework). 97% of our work (in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science ) was judged to be of international quality.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element)

Fees and funding

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

There is also funding information on the School of Bioscience's web pages.

For information on opportunities for funding for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559