Algal Biotechnology is a new and rapidly expanding discipline that seeks to understand and harness the resources from one of the most diverse groups of organisms on the planet.
Algae, and their natural products, are still relatively untapped. They have a huge range of potential applications globally including pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, biofuels, ethical cosmetics, novel enzymes, green fertilisers, green insecticides, bioremediation materials, and many more.
The aim of this biotechnology masters is to produce highly motivated scientists with the skills, knowledge and abilities to secure exciting careers in this rapidly expanding area of research and industry.
You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities at the Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI in Oban and benefit from face-to-face tuition delivered by active biotechnology researchers.
You will gain direct hands-on experience in this rapidly expanding field and be given the opportunity to engage with industry experts.
The extended research project will enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of a particular area of interest.
As a fundamental part of advancing your research and employability skills, you will be given an opportunity to develop:
Practical laboratory and analytical skills
Project and financial management
Research writing and presentation
Public engagement and knowledge exchange
To achieve the award of Masters by Research you must complete a research project and dissertation.
This course is available at Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, PA37 1QA
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1. Do something different: our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum which often reflects the unique environment and culture of our region and closely links to vocational skills required by a range of sectors.
2. Flexible learning options mean that you can usually study part time or full time. Some courses can be studied fully online from home or work, others are campus-based.
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4. Small class sizes mean that you have a more personal experience of university and receive all the support you need from our expert staff
5. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep
Scholarships relevant to this course are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UHI, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/tuition-fees-postgraduate
How to apply
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An exciting and diverse student life awaits our international students. Choose to study in one of the larger urban centres of the region, such as Perth, Inverness or Elgin, or in one of the smaller towns or island communities, including the Western and Northern Isles. http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international
English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands
are detailed on our English language requirements page http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/how-to-apply-to-uhi/english-language-requirements
2:2 honours degree in a relevant biological or marine subjectOther qualifications will be considered, along with relevant professional experience, on an individual basisInternational students whose first language is not English must also meet the language competency standards detailed on the International page of the websiteYou may be required to attend an interview