Taught course

Medical Biotechnology

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Normally, you should have a minimum second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in biomedical subjects, or in a related biological subject with an appropriate biomedical content containing a background knowledge of pathology, genetics and immunology (equivalent qualifications such as Fellowship of IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Sciences) are also accepted).

Substantial professional experience may be acceptable when combined with another qualification.

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


Course content

This exciting cross-disciplinary course is designed to enable you to develop a range of key skills fitting you for subsequent employment or further study in medical biotechnology by provision of a progressive, coherent challenging programme emphasising advanced training on research skills.

The course offers you the opportunity to study recent, vibrant advances in biotechnological and bioinformatic approaches, which offer great hope for major breakthroughs in designing new medical therapies, and to equip you with the research skills necessary to complement and deepen your academic or clinical laboratory abilities.

The course encourages and enables you to make original and substantial contributions to knowledge and practice through critical understanding of current advances in medical biotechnology and development of appropriate laboratory practices.

It also allows students of diverse academic backgrounds and abilities entry at appropriate levels and to achieve to the maximum of their ability.

Information for international students

You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/
International students
Visit: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/fees-and-costs/postgraduate-fees/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

0800 953 3222