|Location||United Kingdom, London (Medway Campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£11,700.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Or equivalent qualifications or substantial experience.
IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill or equivalent english test (CAE)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is the science that covers all technologies required for the production, manufacturing and registration of biological drugs. Advances in recombinant genetics facilitate the routine cloning of genes and the creation of genetically modified organisms that can be used in industrial production. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is a rapidly evolving and multidisciplinary field and our MSc Pharmaceutical Biotechnology programme will focus on the new developments in the production of proteins, organisms, DNA-based vaccines, therapeutic proteins, downstream processing and characterisation, bioinformatics, advanced molecular principles, and research methods.
Our MSc Pharmaceutical Biotechnology programme will produce graduates with a critical and analytical capability and a flexible approach to problem solving. These skills will enhance your laboratory and professional competence at a supervisory level and you will be able to work independently and use your initiative to solve the diverse problems you may encounter. You will also be able to bring a creative approach to the development and promotion of new biotechnology products. Biotechnology is developing rapidly; there is a major emphasis on product- and process-oriented biotechnological research and development for applications in agriculture, industry and the health sector. These applications will bring benefits for society and are increasingly recognised by governments, industry and financial institutions. Our programme will help to address the expanding demand from international markets for graduates with an excellent knowledge of biotechnology.
The aims of the programme are:
To provide students with an understanding of the subject specific knowledge, as well as a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem-solving in the field of pharmaceutical biotechnology
To provide students with enhanced practical and professional skills and thus prepare students effectively for professional employment or doctoral studies in the field of biotechnology
To enable students to work independently and use initiative in solving the diverse problems that may be encountered
To instill a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of biotechnology.
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (30 credits)
Biotechnology Research Projects (60 credits)
Bioinformatics (30 credits)
Research Methods and Data management (30 credits)
English Language Support (for Postgraduate students in the School of Science)
Applied Molecular Biology (30 credits)
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industries, Intellectual property industry (IP), Academics, Bio-informatics/IT, Health services, research and higher degrees (PhD).