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Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry
Tuition fee £12,656 per year
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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

Career opportunities

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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States