Study for a Masters in Industrial Biotechnology at Liverpool John Moores University
and develop the skills and knowledge required for a career in this rapidly expanding field. This stimulating course includes a four month, full time research project.
•Complete this masters degree in one year (full time) or two years (part time)
•Unique in the North West, this recently re-launched course prepares you to work in Biotechnology – one of the world’s top five growth industries
•Study on a course developed and delivered by leading researchers and industry experts
•Enhance your theoretical knowledge and gain hands-on laboratory experience
•Carry out novel research in a university or industry setting
Developed to plug a skills gap identified by the Liverpool Enterprise Partnership and associated multi-national businesses, this programme balances theoretical learning and practical skills.
You can study for your MSc full time (one year) or part time (two years). As a full time student you will spend roughly two thirds of your time in timetabled sessions (26 hours a week, over three days) with the remainder of your time devoted to independent study.
The taught element of the programme runs from October to April. Following this, you will go on to carry out a novel, independent piece of research in May and June.
At the beginning of your course you will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support.
Further academic support is provided via embedded tutorials in the Research Methods module. During your independent research project, you will be appointed a LJMU-based supervisor as well as an industrial supervisor if you are carrying out your project externally.
This Industrial Biotechnology Masters is based at the Byrom Street site of the University’s City Campus, which is equipped with new state-of-the-art laboratories housing a range of advanced analytical and imaging equipment to support biotechnology.
Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Fermentation Technology Principles: Gives an insight into Industrial Microbiology and Biochemistry, showing how fundamental principles can be applied to industrial processes.
Recombinant DNA and Genomics: Provides in-depth coverage of developments in recombinant DNA technology and genomics, using examples from both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems.
Cell Technology: Provides an insight into the principles and practical techniques involved in the commercial exploitation of animal cell processes.
Biotechnology: Principles and Applications: Offers an understanding of some of the cutting edge techniques and their applications currently used in the field of biotechnology.
Research Methods: This area of study equips you with the necessary core skills to effectively design, plan, perform and report scientific research.
Research Project: This enables you to undertake independent, in-depth study on an agreed aspect of biotechnology and related areas.
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.
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if you require further guidance or clarification.
The minimum qualification for entry is a lower second-class (2.2) degree in biological sciences. Alternative qualifications, coupled to a significant period of relevant work experience, will also be considered.International applications: Equivalent international qualifications will be considered, plus a minimum 6.5 IELTS.