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PgDip/MSc Biotechnology

Course Description


Biotechnology uses living cells and materials produced by cells to create products to benefit society.

The science of biotechnology is also used to alter genetic information in animals, plants and microbes to improve them in some way that benefits people. Because biotechnology essentially uses the basic ingredients of life to make new products, it is both a cutting-edge technology and an applied science. Analysts have predicted that biotechnology will be one of the most important applied sciences of the 21st century.

This course is intended for life science graduates who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in biosciences with an emphasis on biotechnology.


The aim of the course is to produce scientists who will be able to contribute to a range of careers including academic, commercial, industrial and healthcare applications of biotechnology. This course is also an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue research in biotechnology at PhD level.


You will cover:

Genomes and DNA technology;
current topics in biotechnology and drug discovery;
cell culture and antibody technology;
biotechnology in disease diagnosis;
pharmaceutical discoveries;
research methods and project.

Visit the PgDip/MSc Biotechnology page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An Honours degree in a Bioscience or Biological Chemistry based undergraduate course – you should have a 2:2 or above, or an equivalent appropriate qualification. We would normally be looking for study of the following subjects in the final year of an undergraduate degree programme: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Cell Biology.Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with no lower than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

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