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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The field of biotechnology has been revolutionised in the past ten years by advances in molecular biology, genome sequencing and large scale-omics profiling (including proteomics) as well as the ability to manipulate genomes via genetic modification and genome editing tools.

During your studies, you will explore global challenges of population growth, increased life expectancy, antibiotic resistance, sustainable agriculture and the demand for food and fuel.

Available with full and part-time study routes, the programme is designed to develop the analytical techniques and problem-solving skills necessary for postgraduate-level employment in the biotechnology sector.

You will:

  • Develop the skills needed to address some of the major challenges facing the world today
  • Learn how genetic modification and genome editing contribute to both medical and commercial research
  • Learn genome editing technology (CRISPR) and the possibility of adjusting the genome to achieve desired goals

TEACHING

The co-creation of knowledge is an overarching learning and teaching strategy at the University. You are encouraged to see yourself as producers of knowledge and collaborators in your learning experience.

Learning methods are designed to train you to assess real-life situations and provide measures that would lead to improved professional practice. You will experience a combination of lectures, seminars, and laboratory practicals. Seminars are designed to enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

Alongside formal teaching, you will also have regular timetabled meetings with your personal tutor.

Employment

This programme prepares you for career developments in research, academia and related employment fields. With growing interest in biotechnology fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is anticipated that new research and work opportunities will arise.

Many of our biotechnology science graduates secure roles working as research associates and technicians in clinical and research laboratories, at research universities, and at pharmaceutical and biotechnology organisations, both in the UK and worldwide.

CAREER LINKS

Salford is well-positioned to provide you with access to career networks and research opportunities. Locally, the North West is the fastest-growing employment region outside of London in science and biomedical science-based vacancies.

The University i is driven by industry collaboration, and we ensure that learning is enriched by our partners and networks. Course modules include industrial site visits and opportunities to engage with research projects carried out at other institutions (recently Universities in Bremen or France and the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute). We also invite guest lecturers to share their expertise in relevant scientific fields.

The School has a regular Postgraduate Research Seminar Series in which experts from outside the University share their knowledge and latest research findings.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,030per 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 Salford

  • University League Table

    86th

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    87th out of 100 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    123 55%

    46th

    26
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%

    89th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    20th

    19

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