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MSc(Eng) Biological and Bioprocess Engineering

Course Description

About the course

Accredited by the the Institution of Chemical Engineers

Develop the essential skills for a career in bioindustry or for further advanced research in next-horizon biotechnologies. You’ll learn from world-class researchers, including staff from Biomedical Science and Materials Science and Engineering. Our graduates work in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and bioprocess organisations.

Take advantage of our expertise

Our teaching is grounded in specialist research expertise. Our reputation for innovation secures funding from industry,
UK research councils, the government and the EU. Industry partners, large and small, benefit from our groundbreaking work addressing global challenges.

You’ll have access to top facilities, including modern social spaces, purpose-built labs, the Harpur Hill Research Station for large-scale work, extensive computing facilities and a modern applied science library. There are high-quality research facilities for sustainable energy processes, safety and risk engineering, carbon capture and utilisation, and biological processes and biomanufacturing.


Contact us for current information on available scholarships.

Course content

Four core modules including research project, a conversion module, and three optional modules.

Core modules

Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing
Biosystems Engineering and Computational Biology
Bioanalytical Techniques
Research Project

Examples of optional modules

Any three from:

Synthetic Biology
Tissue Engineering Approaches to Failure in Living Systems
Stem Cell Biology
Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Conversion modules:

Principles in Biochemical Engineering or
Principles in Biomolecular Sciences.

Visit the MSc(Eng) Biological and Bioprocess Engineering page on the University of Sheffield website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Kate Royle

I wanted to continue studying but with an interdisciplinary approach as I believe that is where the most exciting biological research is currently. The course at Sheffield provided me with an excewllent introduction to the hottest topics in bioengineering such as strem cell biology, tissue engineering nd biopharmaceutical bioprocessing.


Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree (2:1) in a relevant discipline, or equivalent qualifications and experience.Applicants with a 2:2 are welcome to apply and will be considered on merit.IELTS with an average of 6.5 or above with at least 5.5 in each component or equivalentRelevant disciplines for your first degree include the following: chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, biological engineering, biomaterials, biomedical engineering, materials and process engineering.

Last Updated

19 August 2016

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