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Biotechnology (Shrewsbury) MSc

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University Centre Shrewsbury

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Research in biotechnology offers new solutions for the many medical, veterinary, agricultural, and environmental challenges that humankind faces in the 21st century.

Course overview

This course will focus on developing your laboratory-based research skills in a biotechnological area of your choice, while equipping you for a future academic or industry-based career. Our lecturers have specialist knowledge and research experience in human, animal, plant, and microbial biotechnology, and you will also be taught by visiting lecturers from academia and local biotechnology industries who are leaders in their respective fields.

Why study this course with us?

You will take six taught but research-focused modules that aim to equip you with key theoretical and practical skills and introduce you to examples of current and future applications of biotechnology. You will then select a laboratory-based research topic that interests you with a supervisor of your choice. In certain cases, this may involve collaboration with industrial partners.

The emphasis in the course will be on applied biotechnology and problem-solving and will therefore involve the development of key skills that are in demand in the biotechnology sector. Consequently, upon successful completion of the course, you will not only be equipped for a future career in academic research but also in various biotechnology industries.


Taught modules are assessed via coursework assignments. The research project culminates in the production of a substantial review paper and an academic research article suitable for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Careers and Employability

Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,450per year

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 Chester

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  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 100 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    106 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%



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