MSc - Master of Science
This programme develops your Biotechnology knowledge to meet the current and future demands of the Biopharma/Life sciences industry and skills gaps it has identified. You undertake an industrial placement which enables you to apply your knowledge directly within industry. You also have access to opportunities within the university, its spin-out companies, local SMEs and medical laboratories.
Courses include: Molecular Genetics, Biotechnology, Basic Skills, Study Skills, Introduction to Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Small Molecule Drug Discovery, Applied Statistics, Introduction to Bio-Business and the Commercialisation of Bioscience Research, Advanced Biotechnology, Biologic Drug Discovery, Genome – Enabled Medicine, Regulation in Microbial Adaption, Advanced Bioinformatics and Genome Sequencing, Advanced Bio-Business and the Commercialisation of Bioscience Research, and your Dissertation.
You learn in an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary learning environment, where you have access to leading academic and industry experts, research and innovation led teaching and ‘live’ examples. You learn by completing reports, assignments, oral presentations and examinations, and your industry placement which is submitted for assessment along with a reflective report. You benefit from strong industry links with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry including: GSK, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, with further smaller biotechnology companies who provide expert teaching and mentoring opportunities during your degree.
You study in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition. The School offers you extensive research and innovation history and current research centres which include; the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, the Rowett Institute, the Centre for Health Data Science, the Centre for Bacteria in Health and Disease, the Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation, and many more ground-breaking centres of research across the medical science area.
The University of Aberdeen and Kings College is the 5th oldest university in the UK. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495. It is “Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others.” It provides progressive, innovative research. Many of its subjects continue to progress societal, economic and new innovations to this day. Initially aligned to the university models of Paris and Bologna, this progressive vision continues to attract international research staff and international academics. The stunning contemporary blue glass Sir Duncan Rice library offers you panoramic views over the city, beach and beyond and excellent study facilities.
Old Aberdeen is a heritage tourism attraction in the cosmopolitan city of Aberdeen. Aberdeen is one of the leading world energy hubs with over 900 related companies located in the city and over 20 FTSE companies many of whom are internationally recognised brands. The city is compact and architecturally very interesting due to its European trading past and silver granite opulence. It offers four shopping centres, restaurants for all tastes and budgets, museums, galleries, a beach, walks and plenty to do.
A second class Honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent qualification in a biological science degree