This MSc aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a successful career in biotechnology. Through tutorials, lectures, assignments and a research project, the course focuses on the development and application of biological processes in research, commercial and industrial settings. The programme is suitable for applicants who have a primary degree in Biological Sciences and wish to develop a career in a sector of high employment.
MSc Biotechnology research and/or work experience: Five-month research project. Frontiers in Biotechnology: Tutorials introducing transferable skills and recent advances in biotechnology. Current Methodologies in Biotechnology: Laboratory techniques fundamental to biotechnological research. Introduction to Business: Concepts of marketing, management and accountancy including student development of a biotechnology business plan. Fundamental Concepts in Pharmacology: Understanding the dynamics and kinetics of drug interactions in the body. Protein Technology: Includes industrial scale-up of protein production, proteomics and glycobiology. Diagnostic Biotechnology: A comprehensive overview of immunological and molecular diagnostics. Optional modules (choose two): Advanced Industrial Processes; Applied Concepts in Pharmacology; Scientific Writing; Immunology; Quality Management Systems for Biotechnology; Introduction to Programming for Biologists.