MSc Biotechnology

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    MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

Turn your ambition into the postgraduate qualification you need and open doors to an exciting career in biotechnology.

With the UK being Europe’s leading biotech hub and Portsmouth ranked third of all modern post-92 universities in the UK for research power, there’s no better time to study our Master’s in Biotechnology.

You’ll develop your understanding of molecular tools that are used to solve global issues, including the exploration of genetic engineering, bioinformatics, online biological databases, and tailor your studies and experiments to the areas of biotechnology that match your interests.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Professional experience and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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Programme Funding

If you meet our criteria, you could get a £3000 tuition fees discount – visit website for details

Student Destinations

This Master’s degree will help you to specialise in biotechnology and build your career in a variety of companies, including innovative start-ups and global corporations. You could also decide to start your own business, which we can support you with.

Once you graduate from this MSc Biotechnology degree, you’ll have a broad understanding of the ongoing development of life-improving technologies, strategies, and products used in the biotechnology sector. You’ll have the practical skills to operate successfully in this pioneering field, or you could proceed to a research degree.

Graduates of this course have gone into roles such as:

  • research scientist
  • business associate
  • sales representative
  • forensic interpretations team leader
  • molecular pathologist
  • bone densitometry technician
  • data analyst
  • clinical trials assistant
  • account executive

Module Details

On this MSc Biotechnology course you’ll study three core modules and two optional modules.


  • Bioinformatics and Omics – 30 credits
  • Biotechnology Research Skills and Project – 60 credits
  • Molecular Biotechnology – 30 credits


  • Biotechnology Enterprise – 30 credits
  • Engineering Animals – 30 credits
  • Environmental Microbiology – 30 credits
  • Molecular Medicine – 30 credits

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