|Location||United Kingdom, (Main Site)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
One academic reference must be sent
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Biotechnology uses living cells and materials produced by cells to
create products to benefit society.
The science of biotechnology is also used to alter genetic
information in animals and plants to improve them in some way that
benefits people. Because biotechnology essentially uses the basic
ingredients of life to make new products, it is both a cutting-edge
technology and an applied science. Analysts have predicted that
biotechnology will be one of the most important applied sciences of
the 21st century.
This course is intended for life science graduates who wish to
develop their knowledge and skills in biosciences with an emphasis on
The aim of the course is to produce scientists who will be able to
contribute to a range of careers including academic, commercial,
industrial and healthcare applications of biotechnology. This course
is also an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue research
in biotechnology at PhD level.
You will cover:
- Genomes and DNA technology
- Current topics in biotechnology
- Pharmaceutical discoveries
- Cell culture and antibody technology
- Biotechnology in disease diagnosis
- Research methods and project
Within the life sciences, biotechnology is a rapidly growing sector
and it is predicted that the global expansion in biotechnology will be
a key driver in the world economy. The MSc Biotechnology is designed
to provide the training and development necessary to meet the needs of
the growing number of employers within the biotechnology sector. The
course will also equip graduates to pursue careers in research
institutes or to progress to a research degree.