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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21, 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.

Through your studies on this programme, you will acquire the skills needed to address the global challenges of population growth, increased life expectancy, antibiotic resistance, sustainable agriculture and the demand for food and fuel.

This programme is designed to develop the analytical techniques and problem-solving skills that you will need for postgraduate-level employment in the biotechnology sector. You will also gain transferable skills relevant to a great variety of professional careers.

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:

Teaching, learning and assessment are balanced and progressive to facilitate and encourage increasing your independence and self-responsibility for learning during advancement through the programme. The multidisciplinary nature of the programme will be conveyed through cross-referencing of subject content to ensure integrated learning. An overarching strategy for learning and teaching at the University of Salford is that of co-creation of knowledge. You are encouraged to see yourself as producers of knowledge and collaborators in your learning experience.

You are encouraged to engage in learning discovery, technology enabled learning, research and evaluation, and knowledge creation. These principles are embedded into the teaching curriculum.

CAREER LINKS:

Certain modules include industrial site visits and research projects may be carried out at other institutions (recently Universities in Bremen or France and the Cancer Research UK Manchester institute). We also invite visiting lecturers to share their expertise on the subject areas.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,210per year

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

University information

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University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

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

The University of Salford is a global institution, with over 3,000 international students from 150 countries studying at its historic campus near Manchester.
Salford is part of Greater Manchester: a friendly, diverse, affordable city region in the UK with many placement, internship and part-time work opportunities.
The University of Salford has awarded many scholarships over the last five years to support high-achieving international students from around the world.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    89th out of 103 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    114 50%

    72nd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    90th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    39th

    16

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