Taught course

Industrial Biotechnology

University of Strathclyde · Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class (2:1) Honours degree or international equivalent in:

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • or related subjects.

Prospective students with relevant experience or other appropriate qualifications are also welcome to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Industrial Biotechnology will appeal to those with a primary industrial background as a further training opportunity and as a means of becoming involved in this important field, as well as being suitable for recent graduates and early-career professionals from a variety of backgrounds.

The course has been designed in direct response to industry needs and is at the forefront of developments in biotechnology and engineering. Course content is informed by industry and reviewed annually to ensure it's up-to-date and optimally aligned to the rapidly growing industrial biotechnology sector.

This unique MSc degree is awarded by the University of Strathclyde; teaching takes place at Strathclyde’s campus in Glasgow and the following higher education institutions across Scotland:

  • Abertay University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Innogen Institute
  • Scottish Association for Marine Science
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of the Highlands and Islands

Teaching on the course combines the expertise of staff from a wide range of academic institutions.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

You will undertake a 10-week placement and research project.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 548 3623