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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Sighthill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course will develop your understanding of key concepts and practices in the biotechnologies that drive new product innovation

Overview

Our course is designed to enhance your career in the medical or pharmaceutical biotechnology sectors in a variety of research, product and technology development and leadership roles.

Medical Biotechnology will equip you with broad theoretical knowledge and critical understanding of advanced principles in biotechnology.

You'll also gain the practical skills required to underpin a career within a business or research environment.

Course details

This course provides detailed knowledge of key concepts in cell technology, bioprocessing and molecular analysis and how these approaches are applied in areas of specific relevance to medical and pharmaceutical applications such as drug design and discovery, immunology and microbial infection.

You’ll explore and critically evaluate the technologies driving discovery and modification of natural compounds for use in medicine, the relationship between progress in our understanding of disease and the development of diagnostics and treatments, as well as the application of theoretical concepts to the use of biological systems for production of drugs.

Business and entrepreneurship are also a core feature of this programme.

You’ll address themes that influence the success of any biotechnology venture such as intellectual property, bioethics, sustainability and public perception through the development of a novel business concept.

There is an emphasis on developing your practical laboratory skills with various opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of current techniques and practices such as mammalian cell culture and fermentation. In your final trimester you’ll undertake an independent project within a vibrant research team, allowing you to apply and further develop your technical, research and professional skills. There may be the opportunity to conduct your research project externally in a relevant organisation or bio-industry.

You’ll also develop key skills including communication, problem solving, team work, project management, and leadership.

“This programme explores biotechnology from the core science to the translation of a novel concept into a real world commercial venture with biomedical application and looks at how this impacts society.” Dr Fiona Stainsby, lead academic for the course.

Careers

Laboratory-based or research management and product development work in a variety of industries ranging from multi-national companies to smaller biotechnology enterprises in the medical, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and biochemical sectors.
Opportunities may also exist in contract research companies and service providers to the biotechnology sector, in addition to research institutes and local government.
Further study in a research setting: graduates will be qualified to continue to PhD studies in the bio-molecular sciences.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,875per year

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

University information

Edinburgh Napier University

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    Edinburgh Napier University, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 1DJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 103 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    151 66%

    27th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    95th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    43rd

    25

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