The MSc Biotechnology programme aims to provide the students with advanced level theoretical knowledge, understanding, practical experience and training, with a particular focus on modern molecular and systems biology approaches to emerging biotechnologies.
In addition to providing a good grounding in core biotechnology, provides specialist training in medical, industrial, environmental and fermentation biotechnology with the opportunity to complete a research project within one of these areas.
The programme also aims to provide training and support in developing a variety of key professional skills, including communication, critical analysis and thinking, project and time management, scientific writing, teamwork, ethics, information technology and career management.
The teaching staff are all research active with the majority of the staff belonging to two major research groups within the School of Life Sciences: Drug Design and Delivery (http://lncn.eu/chu3
) and Molecular Basis of Disease (http://lncn.eu/dr79
). They can offer expertise in molecular, cell and system biology, recombinant DNA technology, protein biochemistry, structural biology, fermentation, bioengineering and many other areas. In addition to this the students are also exposed to external guest speakers from industry and other schools within the University.
As a consequence of the research driven character of the School, the students are expected to be research engaged. To facilitate this, they are encouraged to interact with prospective final research project supervisors from the beginning of the course and they are invited to the School’s weekly research seminars.
Overall the programme is delivered by a highly motivated group of academics in a modern and intellectually stimulating environment, ideal for an effective learning experience.
Bachelor degree of sufficient merit in a related discipline from a recognised official Higher Education Institution (or equivalent).