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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Molecular Biotechnology MSc provides you with training in the skills and specialised knowledge needed to equip you for a career in molecular biotechnology in industry or academia. The course has been designed in consultation with experts in biotechnology industries. Practical skills will include sessions on fermentation, molecular biology, functional genetics and genomics, cell biology and protein chemistry, and you will go on to complete a major, supervised laboratory or computer-based research project.

Transferable skills gained via this programme will include written and oral presentation skills, statistics, and the ability to plan and write a grant application or a business plan. Subject-specific skills will include key techniques used in molecular biotechnology, specialist knowledge in theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including: process engineering, molecular biology, functional genomics, 'omics' technologies, protein expression systems and antibody engineering. Practical skills will include fermentation, molecular biology, immunology, cell biology and protein chemistry.

Key features of this programme:

  • Focuses on the molecular and cellular aspects of biotechnology
  • Includes material on fermentation, process and downstream engineering, and business aspects
  • A mixture of taught material and lab-based research projects
  • Teaching and research at one of the UK's top Schools of Biosciences

Graduates from this programme will be well-placed for future careers in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biomedical and other science-based industries, many of which are undergoing a period of rapid international growth. The programme was designed in consultation with a senior scientist in a global pharmaceutical company, and includes relevant applied elements such as modules on product development and business plans, in addition to those covering the scientific aspects of the subject.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,310per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 103 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    156 68%

    24th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    83rd

    39

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