MSc Biotechnology (HLST083)
MSc Biotechnology with Professional Experience (HLST136)
This course runs in September and January.
12 months full-time
20 months full-time with Professional Experience
24 months part-time
Biotechnology uses living cells and materials produced by cells to create products to benefit society.
The science of biotechnology is also used to alter genetic information in animals, plants and microbes to improve them in some way that benefits people. Because biotechnology essentially uses the basic ingredients of life to make new products, it is both a cutting-edge technology and an applied science. Analysts have predicted that biotechnology will be one of the most important applied sciences of the 21st century.
This course is intended for life science graduates who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in biosciences with an emphasis on biotechnology.
The MSc Biotechnology with Professional Experience, is an extended full-time Masters programme with a substantive professional experience component. Within the professional experience modules, students have the option of undertaking an internship with a host organisation or, alternatively, campus-based professional experience. Internships are subject to a competitive application and selection process and the host organisation may include the University.
Internships may be paid or unpaid, and this will depend on what is being offered and agreed with the host organisation. Students who do not wish to undertake an internship or are not successful in securing an internship will undertake campus-based professional experience, which will deliver similar learning outcomes through supervised projects and activities designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate theory with an understanding of professional practice