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University of the West of Scotland · School of Science

Entry requirements

You must have gained a second class BSc (Hons) or equivalent in Bioscience, Biotechnology or a related science degree.

You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This MSc Biotechnology equips you for a career in the biotechnology/life science profession or enables you to progress to PhD study. Designed and delivered with industry input, the course will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical and practical skills relevant to the biotechnology industry; advance your understanding of the industry; and grow your research skills.

An appreciation of the principles of commercialisation in the biotechnology industry will be developed through a bio-industry or work-related learning module.

You will develop practical laboratory skills throughout the programme in areas such as molecular biology, microbiology and bioanalysis.

Graduates will find employment within the life science industry in the UK or abroad; alternatively many continue their studies to PhD level at home or internationally.

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

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