Masters degrees in Bioprocess Engineering equip postgraduates with the skills to apply engineering principles to biological processes, the products of which can be used within industry.
Courses range from taught MSc degrees, to research-based MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or Biotechnology.
Courses in this field are highly interdisciplinary, combining methodologies from Biotechnology, Engineering and Business Studies. They offer opportunities for you to specialise in a specific area of the field, from the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, to devices and materials.
For example, you may focus on genetic engineering and food production for the agricultural industry, such as microbiological processing. Alternatively, you might explore the dispensation of energy such as nuclear power, renewable resources and technology for sustainable production.
Finally, you could even examine public policy and legislation in the sector, including environmental protection, safety and risk assessment within industrial practices.
Careers include roles in manufacturing, design, transport and logistics, pharmacology and healthcare. A Masters in this field would also provide an excellent foundation for further research at PhD level.