Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in biotechnology, plant sciences, animal sciences, microbiology, genetics or veterinary medicine.

IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)

Months of entry


Course content

Biotechnology is a revolutionary science with proven impact in the health, medicine, food, environment and energy sectors.

This exciting course will equip you with the knowledge and application of science and technology to tackle todays' global challenges.

It offers specialisms in plant, microbial and animal biotechnology. The overarching theme is based upon understanding the fundamental cellular mechanisms, genetic manipulations of biological systems and production processes.

You will be introduced to pioneering technologies in biotechnology and have the opportunity to find out more about current opportunities in this field of science with visits to industry and careers workshops.

A key feature of the course is a three month research project in your chosen pathway, with an option to choose projects based in industry.

Information for international 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 provides more 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
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559