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MSc Biotechnology

Course Description

This course provides strong training in many issues at the forefront of biotechnology. It integrates bioscience, biochemistry and biomedical science.

Key benefits:

• Excellent career prospects in biotechnology and related fields
• Multidisciplinary course
• Biotechnology is a priority growth area in the North West

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/biotechnology

Suitable for

This course is for UK and international graduates who wish to gain knowledge in the emerging fields of biotechnology, and acquire the skills necessary for entering employment in the growing biotechnology industries such as food production, biomedicine and pharmaceuticals.

Programme details

This course has a good balance of biology, analytical biochemistry, and molecular biology and covers areas such as plant and medical biotechnology, bioinformatics, microbiology and proteomics. It is taught by specialists in medical bioscience, molecular biology, microbiology and plant science.

Module titles

• Research Methods
• Molecular Biology and Proteomics
• Genomics
• Novel Therapeutics
• Green Biotechnology
• Medical Biotechnology
• Bioscience Enterprise
• Analytical Methods
• Research Project


Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, oral presentations, coursework, laboratory reports and submission of the dissertation.

Career potential

This course is particularly suited to those who wish to pursue a career in biotechnological or pharmaceutical industries, which are priority areas in both the UK and abroad. However, this course will also equip you to pursue careers in hospital laboratories and research institutes, or to continue to a PhD programme.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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

(Student Profile)

Grishma Kanchan Shashi

574.jpg Coming to the UK as a student has opened up a whole new world, full of unique opportunities, memorable moments and life-changing experiences for me. The great thing about this University is its wide range of different cultures. The facilities available were excellent. Fantastic libraries, great laboratories and excellent facilities provided on- and off-campus!

The course provides a vast range of subjects from drug design and green biotechnology to skills in entrepreneurship giving us an edge over other life science graduates.
Moreover, the staff were extremely friendly and approachable which was very important and useful for me as an international student and no matter what stage of study I was at, I always found someone on hand to provide me with help, guidance and advice.

Come with an open mind and enjoy every bit of the course as each lesson comes with something new to learn and you will be amazed at the endless exciting prospects the course has in store for you.


Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in bioscience, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy or medicine.

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