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Biotechnology is one of the UK’s leading manufacturing sectors, and a
rapidly expanding industry in many other countries, including China
and India. It is also a growing field in universities, providing
academic research opportunities or possible employment in related
spin-out companies. To this end, a Biotechnology degree will support
graduates seeking careers in biotechnology industries, including
pharmaceutical and food companies, academic institutions and
health-related industries including the NHS and other public

During this course you will:

  • Receive high-quality, broad-based training in biotechnology,
    providing a wide knowledge base and key transferable skills
  • Learn from an experienced teaching team consisting of
    research-active specialists in academic disciplines related to
    biotechnology, drawn from institutions across the UK
  • Benefit from academic staff with extensive experience of
    supervising the training of postgraduate research students and the
    practical projects of postgraduate students on taught courses.

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Analytical methods
  • Applied microbiology
  • Computational biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Research project


Career opportunities


Developing career management skills is important for your
employability. The program encourages all students to discuss your
career intentions and occupation requirements with member of the
teaching team at the Centre for Personal and Career Development. The
program also encourages you to undertake self assessment to identify
your strengths, interests and development needs (eg through written or
verbal feedbacks, student centred process such as SOAR and web based
support such as MyFuture www.myfuture.com/).



The course programme will support graduates seeking careers in drug
research and development from wide range of employment opportunities
provided by the pharmaceutical industry, biotech companies, academic
institutions, the NHS and other public organisations in the following
key areas:

Research and Development

Quality Control

Product Development

Manufacturing and Production

Product Registration, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Information Systems

Medical Information

Marketing and Sales


Scientific Writing

Cellular and Molecular Technologies

Further study:

Opportunities exist for further postgraduate study (e.g. MPhil/PhD)
in the areas of cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, applied
biology, cancer studies, computational biology and cryobiology with
supervisors from the Division of Science, University of administered
through the LIRANS research institute.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States