Changing demographics and growing demand for food, fuel and agricultural and environmental sustainability are among the key challenges the world faces today.
In this MSc you will learn research and development skills to enable the creation of new products and services. You will investigate the economic basis for current biotechnology structures and areas of future demand, including the global pharmaceutical industry and carbon sequestration.
You will learn how technology can be applied to solve pressing real-world biological problems and gain the skills and expertise needed for future developments in biotechnology.
This programme consists of two semesters of taught courses followed by a research project or industrial placement, leading to a dissertation.
Economics and Innovation in the Biotechnology Industry Intelligent Agriculture Research Project Proposal MSc Dissertation (Biotechnology).
Biobusiness Bioinformatics Bioinformatics Programming & System Management Drug Discovery Commercial Aspects of Drug Discovery Enzymology and Biological Production Gene Expression and Microbial Regulation Industry & Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology Management of R&D and Product Innovation Molecular Modelling and Database Mining Social Dimensions of Systems and Synthetic Biology Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Biochemistry A Principles of Industrial Biotechnology Environmental Gene Mining and Metagenomics
Research and laboratory work: There will be a considerable practical element to the programme. You will work in a biotechnology laboratory and learn how experimental technology is designed and operated.
Industrial placement: Your dissertation can be based on a laboratory-based project or an industrial placement. You can work with employers in the thriving Scottish biotechnology sector in areas such as multiple sclerosis research (Aquila BioMedical), vaccines research (BigDNA) or biorecovery and bioregeneration (Recyclatec).
The programme will open up a wide variety of career opportunities, ranging from sales and marketing, to research and development, to manufacturing and quality control and assurance.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, with a strong background in biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, plant sciences or related sciences.
For 2016-17: £13,000 (Home/EU) , £25,900(Overseas)
Recipient: University of Edinburgh
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