Taught course


University of Salford · School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

This course is designed for applicants motivated by experimental science and with an interest in biology, biotechnology and biochemistry.

We welcome applications from science graduates and professionals who want to develop knowledge in biotechnology, and build relevant skills to work or pursue research in biomedicine, genomics, green biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in bioscience, biochemistry, pharmacy medicine or related subject.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The revolution and rapid growth of biosciences, driven by advancements in genomics, applied immunology, and pharmaceutical therapies, is likely to increase in the post-COVID-19 era. Align your skills for career opportunities in this exciting field with our Biotechnology postgraduate degree.

Led by a research-active academic team, the course draws together developing and highly relevant topics, including molecular biology, proteomics, genomics, novel therapeutics and green (plant) biotechnology. You will explore how biotechnology can address a range of global challenges, including life expectancy, antibiotic resistance and sustainable agriculture.

Available with full and part-time study routes, the course provides you with opportunities to produce a robust scientific argument, and formulate and test hypotheses. You will develop science communication skills, analytical techniques and problem-solving approaches, as you prepare to be a next-generation scientist.

You will:

  • Understand how genetic modification and genome editing contribute to contemporary medical and commercial research
  • Learn about genome editing technology (CRISPR) and the possibility of adjusting the genome to achieve desired goals and overcome global health challenges
  • Strengthen your analytical ability, gain confidence in critical evaluation, and build competence in interpreting bioscience data

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545