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Overview

Biotechnology is the fastest growing research and development sector in the UK. There’s no better time to turn your ambition into a postgraduate qualification that’ll help open doors to an exciting career in the field.

On this MSc Biotechnology degree course, you’ll learn the theory and knowledge you'll need to succeed in the industry. You’ll unpack the molecular tools that are used to solve global issues, and tailor your studies to the areas of biotechnology that match your interests and career ambitions.

As a Master of Biotechnology, you can pursue roles in companies from innovative start ups, to global corporations, taking on roles such as a research scientist, business associate or sales representative. You could also continue studying to PhD level.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Work with industry, or in an academic environment, choosing subjects that match your aspirations
  • Develop your practical skills using the latest high-tech research equipment
  • Unpack a practical and a theoretical understanding of the molecular techniques used in the biotechnology sector

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities to build your CV.

Teaching​

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • worships
  • practical work

How you're assessed​

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written exams
  • practical work
  • problem solving
  • presentations
  • essay
  • project work

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. 

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Routes you could pursue include:

  • PhD level study
  • research scientist
  • business associate
  • sales representative

Visit the Biotechnology MSc page on the University of Portsmouth website for more details!

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