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Industrial and Commercial Biotechnology MSc

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This course will develop your molecular biology skills underpinned by biotechnology. You will also gain the skills and knowledge required for employment in the industry.

About this course

Biotechnology is present in all our everyday lives. It could include:

developing and modifying the enzymes in biological washing powder
research into generating high-value biofuels
protecting the crops growing in our fields.

Our Industrial and Commercial Biotechnology MSc:

provides an opportunity to experience and refine molecular biology skills
covers many aspects of applied biotechnological applications
creates networks between fundamental research, the application of biotech solutions to modelling of large-scale bioprocess engineering
develops your independent research skills

What you'll learn

You will examine:

the production of novel biological compounds
the fundamental role played by micro-organisms in the turnover of pollutants
the search and discovery of commercially significant natural products
use and exploitation of genetically modified organisms (GMO)

The course also explores areas of related interest in biotechnology, such as:

bioethics
regulatory affairs
the role of intellectual property and commercialisation

The United Nations has identified that having adequate food security to provide food for everyone is a key goal. One aspect of this course investigates how biotechnology can deliver maximum crop yields without converting more land to agriculture. It includes approaches that:

make crops more resilient
produce more sustainable and less environmentally damaging pesticides

You will also consider how DNA technologies can screen for and improve the action of antimicrobial compounds.

Your development

You’ll cover the scientific principles needed to give you an advanced understanding of contemporary industrial biotechnology. You’ll also develop generic practical skills in:

handling micro-organisms
molecular biological techniques
data analysis.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,300per year

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 100 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    135 61%

    35th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    82nd

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    80th

    12

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