Normally, you should have a good honours degree or equivalent in a bioscience subject, although substantial professional experience can substitute for graduate status. You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). If you are currently employed, we request a statement of support from your employer.
Months of entry
With an emphasis on the application of knowledge and skills to real-world challenges, the course is designed for graduates looking to prepare themselves for a career in the biotechnology field, as well as for those in relevant employment. You will be able to use our excellent laboratories, such as analytical and fermentation facilities (plus a molecular biology research laboratory), to carry out advanced studies in applied microbiology and related aspects of biotechnology. You will gain experience of applying up-to-date scientific knowledge in these areas to industrial situations and the analysis of environmental problems.
Through a substantial research project, you will develop high-level skills in cutting-edge technologies, strengthen your problem-solving abilities and study a topic of your choice in greater depth. This modular course incorporates methods of sampling, analysis and data handling, investigation management, critical appraisal of literature, and the communication of scientific ideas.
Information for international students
Placements available via EU schemes. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- 0800 953 3222