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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    NOV

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Help solve real world problems with advanced practical knowledge underpinning modern biotechnology and molecular genetic technologies. The aim of this programme is to train you in a broad range of topics including environmental biotechnology, synthetic biology, plant engineering, stem cell therapies and vaccine development.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Extensive laboratory-based teaching covering a wide range of practical skills in molecular biology, microbiology, synthetic biology, protein expression, protein purification and more.
  • Gain a sound understanding of the nature of business based on bioscience knowledge and research, their opportunities for innovation and regulatory requirement constraints, intellectual property and ethical issues.
  • Learn to assess current literature, be encouraged to form opinions based on scientific merit, and implement these ideas in future research planning.
  • Be taught by experts in the field of Biotechnology who run active, internationally recognised, research groups here at Glasgow.
  • Network with industry, through site visits, guest lectures and an 'Industrial Networking Symposium' where representatives from the European biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry discuss their companies and answer questions on working in the industrial sector.
  • Receive hands on experience of diverse biotechnological research skills with a strong laboratory component making up the programme throughout the year.
  • Get valuable training through our flexible, independent, research project for students wishing to proceed to a PhD or into an industrial career. This may also be completed as a business-based project.
  • Opportunities to carry out a 10-week lab-based research project in a research intensive university.
  • Wide choice of research projects.
  • Lectures in industrial and environmental microbiology, protein expression, synthetic biology, optogenetics, bioremediation and other applications of biotechnology.
  • A choice of courses on plant biotechnology, omics technologies or bioimaging.
  • Gain transferable skills in science writing and presentations; reading and interpeting the scientific literature; experimental design, data handling, data analysis, and reporting of results.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Enjoy excellent career opportunities in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industrial sectors.

Many of our students follow a career path in:

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food technology
  • Environmental management and agricultural sciences
  • Others go on to study PhD’s.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    195 85%

    6th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    63rd

    37

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