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Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bio-business MSc

Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bio-business MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biotechnology Bioinformatics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

A unique opportunity to gain an understanding of the commercialisation of scientific ideas, the setting up of a bio-business and the research skills that are needed to accompany this knowledge.

The growth in the industrial biotechnology and biopharmaceutical sectors has led to exciting career opportunities for experienced graduates. Our MSc in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bio-business is a unique opportunity to gain training in advanced biotechnology and bioinformatics coupled with training in bio-business and the commercialisation of scientific ideas.

The University of Aberdeen has an impressive reputation for producing successful spin-out companies in the broad area of biotechnology and pharmacology. This MSc has harnessed these skills to provide you with an understanding of the commercialisation of scientific ideas, the setting up of a bio-business and the research skills that are needed to accompany this knowledge.

This MSc is ideal for graduates in life science, pharmacy and medical biosciences who want to improve their career prospects, widen their knowledge base linked to biotechnology and their own scientific interests, and are fascinated by the commercialisation of science.

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

Different course options

Full time | University of Aberdeen | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

An exciting course that brings a student right up to date with bioinformatics, genome assembly and annotation technology. You, the student, will isolate a novel bacterium from the environment and purify its DNA. This will be whole genome sequenced, and you will then assemble your own bacterial genome and functionally annotate it, taught by expert bioinformaticians from our Centre for Genome-Enabled Biology and Medicine. Your analysis will enable you to identify the species you have isolated, its metabolic and environmental responses, growth constraints and regulation, cell surface markers and antibiotic resistance, producing a full inventory of genes and their presumptive functions. Overall the course prepares a student for future employment in a biosciences workplace where genome sequencing and annotation is becoming an everyday tool of modern biotechnology.
Research Project 2 - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants will usually require an upper second-class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in a biological or biomedical science subject or a related degree.