Full time & Part time September, January MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Biological Sciences (4)

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The MSc Biotechnology programme is designed to prepare you for a successful career in the exciting field of biotechnology. With input from industry professionals, this course will enhance your theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to the biotech industry. You will gain expertise in areas such as molecular biology, microbiology, and bioanalysis through practical laboratory work. The programme also focuses on developing your understanding of commercialisation in biotechnology. Upon completion, you can pursue careers in the life science industry or continue your studies to PhD level. Entry requirements include a second class BSc (Hons) or equivalent in Bioscience, Biotechnology, or a related science degree.

About the course

The MSc Biotechnology / Biotechnology (Professional Practice) equips you for a career in the fact-moving biotechnology and life science industries or prepares you to progress your studies to academic research (PhD study).

Designed and delivered with industry input, the MSc will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical and practical skills relevant to the biotechnology industry, advance your understanding of the industry and grow your research skills.

An appreciation of the principles of commercialisation in the biotechnology industry will be developed through guest speakers from the bio-industry.

You will develop practical laboratory skills throughout your studies in areas such as molecular biology, microbiology, cell culture and bioanalysis.

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Entry Requirements

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

You must have gained a second class (minimum 2:2) BSc (Hons) in Bioscience, Biotechnology or a related science degree.

You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of the West of Scotland


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