Biotechnology Research

Ulster University - Coleraine

Biotechnology Research

This course is primarily designed for those who wish to develop their career in the biosciences with particular emphasis on biotechnology research in academia or bio-pharmaceutical and bio-industries.

With an advanced education in biotechnology research, you will acquire the knowledge and technological skills required to improve the pool of knowledge and technological skills available to support biotechnology-based industry and research nationally and internationally.

In the third semester of the course, students will have the opportunity to undertake an independent full-time research project within one of the research groups in the Biomedical Sciences Research Institute (BMSRI). The BMSRI research covers biomedicine from the molecular to the whole human including disease development, prevention, diagnosis and therapy.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).


Course Code: PhD (full-time) 1PM1; PhD (part-time) 1PM2 MD (full-time) 1MD1; MD (part-time) 1MD2 MSc (full time) 1MSD1; MSc (part-time) 1MSD2

PhD (Anaesthesia), full-time
PhD (Anaesthesia), part-time

MD (Anaesthesia), full-time
MD (Anaesthesia), part-time

MSc by research, (full-time, 2 years)
MSc by research, (part-time, 3 years)


Research Areas

Gene and Stem Cell therapies for Acute Lung Injury
Therapeutic Hypercapnia and Acute Lung Injury
Postoperative Analgesia
Evaluation of Medical Devices
Critical Care Utilization and Requirement

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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