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MScMolecular Biotechnology

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.

Programme structure

Transferable skills gained via this programme will include written and oral presentation skills, statistics, and the ability to plan and write a grant application or a business plan. Subject-specific skills will include key techniques used in molecular biotechnology, specialist knowledge in theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including: process engineering, molecular biology, functional genomics, ‘omics’ technologies, protein expression systems and antibody engineering. Practical skills will include fermentation, molecular biology, immunology, cell biology and protein chemistry.

Modules (all core) are as follows:

Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology (10 credits)
Research Techniques in Molecular Biotechnology (20 credits)
Practical Applications of Molecular Biotechnology (20 credits)
Functional Genomics and Reverse Genetics (20 credits)
Gene Expression Analysis (20 credits)
Funding Science (10 credits)
From Bench to Market: The Development of Pharmaceutical Products (10 credits)
Therapeutic Biologicals (10 credits)
Research project (60 credits)

Learning and teaching is via lectures, workshops, independent study, laboratory practicals, research and a lab-based project.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this programme will be well-placed for future careers in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biomedical and other science-based industries, many of which are undergoing a period of rapid international growth.

While many graduates will go on to employment in biotechnology companies, you will also be employable in other life sciences industries or able to go on to further study and research.

The programme was designed in consultation with a senior scientist in a global pharmaceutical company, and includes relevant applied elements such as modules on product development and business plans, in addition to those covering the scientific aspects of the subject

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application deadline
1 Jun 2023, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you
Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application deadline
1 Jun 2023, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you