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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our new interdisciplinary MSc Biotechnology focuses on the application of engineering and technology to biological problems.

Biotechnology is a fast growing, dynamic sector of the bio-economy and this programme has been designed to further develop your scientific and engineering knowledge to meet the demand for highly skilled scientists within the industry. Upon completion of the programme you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills to biological engineering problems.

As a biotechnologist you will help to improve the world around us by tackling global issues in bioprocessing, healthcare, medicine and immunology. For example, in developing processes to make sustainable products such as fuels or foods from biological resources, the manufacturing of vaccines and antibiotics, or the creation of medical and environmental technology solutions to help people achieve a better quality of life. This may also include developing new medicines using DNA technology or improving methods of drug delivery in order to improve healthcare for the population.

This programme includes a high proportion of practical work which provides valuable experience for your career. You will also gain knowledge and understanding of modern biotechnology, with practical insights into current manufacturing and medical applications.

Tuition fees

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£ 25,450per year

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Loughborough University

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    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Loughborough University's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK, near to airports, making it easier to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,160 research students spanning 90 nationalities and over 860 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 20,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. 1,070+ students are based at the London campus, over 80% are international.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 100 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    144 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.41 88%



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