MSc Medical Biotechnology

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

Course Description

On this MSc Medical Biotechnology degree, you’ll develop practical and analytical skills in molecular biotechnology, including the exploration of online biological databases, therapeutics, bioinformatics and diagnostics.

You’ll build practical laboratory skills used in academia and industry, and study in a challenging learning environment informed by professional practice, current research and advanced laboratory techniques.

Medical biotechnology is a rapidly expanding industry. With the UK being Europe’s leading biotech hub (McKinsey & Co) and Portsmouth ranked third of all post-1992 universities in the UK for research power, there’s no better time to take your previous studies to postgraduate level.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready for a successful career in research or industry in the biotechnology sector, or in the fields of bioscience or pharmaceutics.

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 (or equivalent) 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

Once you complete this MSc Medical Biotechnology degree, you’ll have a greater understanding of the medical applications used in biotechnology and in-depth laboratory experience.

You’ll be set to build your career within small and medium-sized enterprises and global business in the area of biotechnology – as well as public and private health service providers. You could also decide to start your own business, which we can support you with. Alternatively, you could proceed to a research degree.

Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:

  • Clinical trials assistant
  • Data analyst
  • Bone densitometry technician
  • Molecular pathologist
  • Research scientist
  • Account executive

Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • Eli Lilly
  • Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
  • Publicis Health

Module Details

On this course, you’ll study four core modules and one optional module


  • Molecular Medicine – 30 credits
  • Medical Biotechnology Research Skills and Project – 60 credits
  • Medical Biotechnology: Diagnostics – 30 credits
  • Medical Biotechnology: Therapeutics – 30 credits


  • Bioinformatics and Omics – 30 credits
  • Biotechnology Enterprise – 30 credits
  • Clinical Pathology – 30 credits
  • Tissue Regeneration – 30 credits

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