This exciting biotechnology postgraduate degree is designed to give you the theoretical and practical skills needed for a career in Biotechnology within companies and research organisations.

Biotechnology is a key international growth area and this course is driven by the latest commercial and research advances in the field. Students have the opportunity to learn from experienced academic researchers with the possibility of undertaking a research project in industry.

This course is ideal if you:

  • are a recently qualified undergraduate and are looking for the professional skills needed to obtain a job in a Biotechnology company
  • are working in an organisation and want a masters-level qualification to give you a competitive edge
  • require the skills and experience needed to study for a research degree
  • are an international student who would like to study abroad
  • would like a course delivered by experienced research academics, with the possibility of completing a research project in industry
  • want to use cutting-edge facilities to develop your own learning and research.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time /2 years full-time with 1 year placement /2 years part-time

Module Details:

During this course you will study six core modules as well as undertaking a research project. You will also choose from two optional modules.

Core modules:

  • Molecular Biology (20 cp)
  • Cell Culture and Antibody Technology (20 cp)
  • Special Topics in Biotechnology (20 cp)
  • Business and Enterprise (20 cp)
  • Research Methods and Bioethics (20 cp)
  • Research Project (60 cp)

Optional modules:

  • Microbial Diagnostics (20 cp)
  • Techniques in Macromolecular Analysis (20 cp)

Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

This Biotechnology Masters degree provides students with the professional skills, experience and knowledge necessary to pursue a wide range of careers within the field of biotechnology, alongside valuable transferable skills. Students would also be well-placed to study for a PhD.

This course offers you the opportunity on the Sandwich-route option, to take a one year placement. If you start this course in September / October you will complete your placement following your taught modules and research project. If you start in January you will complete one term of taught modules and your project, then go on placement before returning to NTU for your final term of modules.


Course fees for January 2020 entry are: UK/EU: Full-time £8,000 Full-time with placement year £8,000 + £1,385 Part-time £4,000 (for Year One*) International: Full-time £14,500 Full-time with placement year £14,500 + £1,385 Course fees for September 2020 and January 2021 entry are: UK/EU: Full-time £8,200 Full-time with placement year TBC Part-time £ 4,100 International: Full-time £15,100 Full-time with placement year TBC

Entry Requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Biochemistry, Biology or Microbiology
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered

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