Taught course

Applied Bioscience Skills for Industry

Institution
University of the Highlands and Islands · Science, Health and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree in a biological or biomedical sciences subjects, applicants with a 2:2 honours degree will be considered on an individual basis. Or a postgraduate diploma or professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to an honours degree. This course is currently not available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Applied Bioscience Skills for Industry has been designed to meet the increasing requirement of the industrial scientific sectors for high-quality science graduates who not only possess outstanding laboratory skills but also have a clear understanding of the procedures and legislation that are essential to conduct high-class research in an industrial environment.

Developed in consultation with industry, this course will give you the skills employers have told us are often lacking in science degree graduates to appraise scientific problems; design and execute experimental programmes; and understand quality and intellectual property issues. Scientific research is placed in the context of national and international regulatory requirements and will draw on the considerable research-teaching linkages that exist within the university. Successful completion of the course will enhance your employment prospects in a highly competitive market.

You will be based at the university’s Division of Health Research, at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness, which houses state-of-the-art laboratories.

Special features

  • A limited number of funded places are available for full-time, Scottish or EU fee status students.

  • Loans for tuition fees are available from the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.

  • A limited number of funded places are available for Scottish/EU fee status students (see funding section below)
  • You will gain an understanding of issues around quality control, regulation and intellectual property.
  • You will develop skills that are highly marketable in the life sciences, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Modules

Core modules are:

  • Applied Laboratory Skills
  • Quality, Regulation and Intellectual Property in an Industrial Context
  • Advanced Laboratory Research Project
  • Quantitative Research and Data Analysis

You will also choose:

  • Two relevant modules from the existing university postgraduate catalogue (subject to approval by the Programme Leader)

To achieve the award of MSc you must complete a research dissertation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the Apply button above which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select our Apply tab to complete the online application.

If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links below or call on 0845 272 3600.

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Information for international students

An exciting and diverse student life awaits our international students. Choose to study in one of the larger urban centres of the region, such as Perth, Inverness or Elgin, or in one of the smaller towns or island communities, including the Western and Northern Isles. http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international

English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/how-to-apply-to-uhi/english-language-requirements

Fees and funding

UK students
2017/18 Scottish onsite (inc EU) Per module (20 credits) £674, Rest of UK onsite Per module (20 credits) £840. Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)
International students
2017/18 International onsite Per module (20 credits) £1,190 Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)

The University of the Highlands and Islands is pleased to offer a limited numbers of places with full tuition fee support for Scottish-domiciled/EU students, studying full time, on this course starting in September 2017 to help talented students join this key growth sector for the Scottish economy. Fees will be funded by the European Social Fund and Scottish Funding Council as part of Developing Scotland’s Workforce in the Scotland 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Fund Programmes.

To be eligible for this funding students must meet the criteria for Scottish domiciled or EU fee status and be domiciled in the Highlands and Islands Transition Region for the duration of their studies. In accordance with funding regulations, tuition fee support will only be available to students who meet the funding eligibility criteria and are self-funding i.e. who are not in receipt of funding for tuition fees from other sources, including employers. Funded places will be allocated and successful applicants notified in June.

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants. Students who do not meet the eligibility for the tuition fee support, or are not successful in being allocated one of the limited places, will be responsible for paying their own fees. However, there are other potential sources of funding support available.

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.

Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.

Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company

You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan

For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Information line
Email
info@uhi.ac.uk
Phone
08452723600