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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Lanarkshire Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    15 months

Course summary

OVERVIEW

This MSc Biotechnology equips you for a career in the biotechnology/life science profession or enables you to progress to PhD study. The MSc is career-focused and will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical and practical skills relevant to the biotechnology industry; advance your understanding of the industry; and grow your research skills.

Practical learning

Work-related learning and an appreciation of the biotechnology industry is embedded throughout the MSc and you will develop practical laboratory skills in areas such as molecular biology, microbiology and bioanalysis.

For those successfully completing the MSc Biotechnology, there is the option to undertake a professional practice placement (biotechnology/life sciences) at the end of their studies. Please note though that this will extend the duration of the course typically by an additional three months. However, you will exit with the degree MSc Biotechnology (Professional Practice).

The practical nature of the course means that graduates will readily find employment within the life science industry in the UK or abroad; alternatively many continue their studies to PhD level at home or internationally.

A variety of teaching methods will be used to ensure that you remain engaged, motivated and challenged to learn. This will include:

  • Enquiry-based learning
  • Group working
  • Interactive workshops
  • Critical thinking and reflection
  • Data analysis
  • Problem solving

Students can also exit with PG Dip and PG Cert awards.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,000overall cost

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

University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    84th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    136 60%

    42nd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46 46%

    99th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    14th

    40

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