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About Genetic Engineering
Masters degrees in Genetic Engineering administer postgraduate training in the methods for selecting and manipulating the DNA of cells within organisms, to genetically modify hereditary traits, or produce biological products.
Related subjects include Applied Genetics, Bioethics and Biotechnology. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Biology or Engineering.
Genetic engineering can be employed in a vast range of contexts. Genetically modified products can be used to improve human and animal life from the micro to the macro levels, including the production of medicine, right through to tackling global warming and conservation issues.
Though some content may vary depending on the specific focus you might choose, general training in topics such as genetics and genomics is administered through practical techniques. These include bioinformatics, lab testing, experiment design, case studies, and fieldwork.
A Masters in Genetic Engineering may lead to any number of careers, including: managing the development and manufacture of products for medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, or other purposes; involvement in conservation projects; consultancy for NGOs and private SMEs; public policy.
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The Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering program (BIO) aims to develop an integrated scientific perspective on the fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology.
The MSc in Biotechnology is a one-year course designed to provide you with the theoretical and practical skills for employment in the industries of biomedical research, biopharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and biotechnology.
The MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation is a unique course aimed at highly-motivated students with an interest in biomedical research in the areas of cancer biology, infection/immunity or molecular neuroscience and entrepreneurial thinking.
You will be given a thorough grounding in human genomics, genetics, genetic analysis and bioinformatics, in communication and counselling skills, and in the skills required for you to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing genetic and genomic counselling for families.
We offer taught MSc courses in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering management, oil, gas and shipping, and mechanical engineering. You can also study an MSc by research or an MPhil/PhD.