Biotechnology MSc, PgDip

University of Edinburgh    School of Biological Sciences

Full time September MSc, PGDip MSc: 1 year full-time, PgDip: 9 months full-time
Biological Sciences (4)

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The Biotechnology MSc and PgDip programme offers an exciting opportunity to delve into the world of biotechnology and its future development. Through a combination of taught courses, research projects, and industrial placements, you will gain the skills and expertise needed to create new products and services in areas such as pharmaceuticals and carbon sequestration. The programme allows for flexibility, with a range of module options available to tailor your studies to your interests and career goals. With a practical focus, including laboratory work and field visits, you will gain hands-on experience in experimental technology. This programme opens doors to various career paths, including further study, research and development, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship. Check our website for specific entry requirements.

About the course

Programme description

Changing demographics and growing demand for food, fuel and agricultural and environmental sustainability are among the key challenges the world faces today.

In this Biotechnology MSc, you will:

  • learn research and development skills to enable the creation of new products and services
  • investigate the economic basis for current biotechnology structures and areas of future demand, including the global pharmaceutical industry and carbon sequestration
  • learn how technology can be applied to solve pressing real-world biological problems
  • gain the skills and expertise needed for future developments in biotechnology

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.

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