This exciting interdisciplinary MSc programme focuses on providing advanced academic training in the cellular and molecular processes that relate to the production of biomedicines for use in healthcare.

This is coupled with rigorous practical training in the design, production and characterisation of biomolecules using state-of-the-art biotechnological and bioengineering analytical and molecular technologies.

You acquire practical, academic and applied skills in data analysis, systems and modelling approaches, and bioinformatics, together with transferable skills in scientific writing, presentation and public affairs. On successful completion of the programme, you will be able to integrate these skills to develop novel solutions to modern biotechnological issues from both academic and industrial perspectives.

Study Details:

MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; School of Biosciences; Canterbury Campus

Module Details:

Compulsory modules currently include:

  • BI851 – Advanced Molecular Processing for Biotechnologists and Bioengineers
  • BI830 – Science at Work
  • BI836 – Practical and Applied Research Skills for Advanced Biologists

Optional modules may include:

  • BI840 – Cancer Therapeutics: From the Laboratory to the Clinic
  • BI852 – Advanced Analytical and Emerging Technologies for Biotechnology and Bio
  • BI857 – Cancer Research in Focus
  • CB612 – New Enterprise Development
  • CB613 – Entrepreneurship

Compulsory modules currently include:

  • BI845 – MSc Project

Programme Funding

Funding opportunities including scholarships available 

Student Destinations

A postgraduate degree in the School of Biosciences is designed to equip our graduates with transferable skills that are highly valued in the workplace. Our research-led ethos ensures that students explore the frontiers of scientific knowledge, and the intensive practical components provide rigorous training in cutting edge technical skills that are used in the modern biosciences while working in areas of world-leading expertise within the School.

Destinations for our graduates include the leading pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies within the UK and leading research institutes both at home and abroad.

To give you an idea of possible career destinations, recent graduates have gone on to the following roles: include Research and Development Technician at GW Pharmaceuticals, Bioanalytical Scientist at Bio Products Laboratory, Scientist at Lonza Biologics, Research Scientist at Evox Therapeutics Limited, and onto PhD study at the University of Kent, University College London, and the University of New South Wales in Australia.


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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2.2 degree or equivalent in biosciences, biotechnology, biomedical/biochemical engineering or a related subject.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

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