**Now full for Jan 22 intake – Sept 22 intake open**

Biotechnology is the fastest growing research and development sector in the UK. There’s no better time to turn your ambition into a postgraduate qualification that’ll help open doors to an exciting career in the field.

On this MSc Biotechnology degree course, you’ll learn the theory and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in the industry. You’ll unpack the molecular tools that are used to solve global issues, and tailor your studies to the areas of biotechnology that match your interests and career ambitions.

As a Master of Biotechnology, you can pursue roles in companies from innovative start ups, to global corporations, taking on roles such as a research scientist, business associate or sales representative. You could also continue studying to PhD level.

Study Details:

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

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Bioinformatics and Omics
  • Biotechnology Enterprise
  • Biotechnology Research Skills and Project
  • Engineering Animals
  • Molecular Medicine

There are no optional modules.

Programme Funding

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

Student Destinations

Biotechnology is essential to the ongoing development of life-improving technologies, strategies and products. Biotechnologists work to design new scientific approaches by engineering cells, tissues and organisms, which are applied to everything from medicines to biofuels.

The UK biotechnology sector is booming, making it a great time and place to study this area of life science. As of 2021, the UK is known as the third global life sciences cluster, rivalling San Francisco and Boston Massachusetts, and is home to 6,300 life science companies.

When you graduate with a Master’s in Biotechnology, you’ll have the skills and professional experience to pursue a career in this pioneering field.

What jobs can you do with a Biotechnology degree?

Routes you could pursue include:

  • PhD level study
  • research scientist
  • business associate
  • sales representative


For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A 2:1 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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