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Biotechnology (Shrewsbury) MSc

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University Centre Shrewsbury

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-JAN-21

  • 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.

Teaching methods

Taught modules are delivered via lectures/tutorials, laboratory sessions and IT labs, involving 40 hours’ tutor contact plus 160 hours’ private guided study. The research module will involve 1,400 hours of study time, including 50 hours of tutor contact. You will have the opportunity to contribute to a journal club, tutorials and research seminars.

Assessment

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.

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

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

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    116 51%

    68th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    91st

    52

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