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Molecular Biotechnology MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biotechnology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course aims to provide students with training and learning opportunities in the skills and specialised knowledge needed to equip them for a career in biotechnology, molecular biotechnology or molecular biology, in particular in industry. Practical skills will include sessions on fermentation, molecular biology, immunology, cell biology and protein chemistry, and you will go on to complete a major, supervised laboratory or computer-based research project. It aims to provide students with training and learning opportunities in the skills and specialised knowledge needed to equip them for a career in biotechnology, molecular biotechnology or molecular biology, in particular in industry.

The MSc Molecular Biotechnology will provide you with the skills and specialised knowledge required for a career in biotechnology, molecular biotechnology or molecular biology, in particular within an industry setting. Overall our aim is to equip you with a theoretical and practical background needed to apply your knowledge to biotechnology problems. We focus on key techniques used in molecular biotechnology, including aspects of process engineering, molecular biology, functional genomics, 'omics' technologies, protein expression systems and antibody engineering. Practical skills will include sessions on fermentation, molecular biology, immunology, cell biology and protein chemistry, and you will go on to complete a major, supervised laboratory or computer-based research project. The course provides the opportunity to develop your writing and presenting skills and you will also study relevant numerical methods, and learn how to plan and write a grant application or a business plan.

Graduates from this programme will be well-placed for future careers in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biomedical and other science-based industries, many of which are undergoing a period of rapid international growth. The programme was designed in consultation with a senior scientist in a global pharmaceutical company, and includes relevant applied elements such as modules on product development and business plans, in addition to those covering the scientific aspects of the subject.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Research Techniques in Molecular Biotechnology (20 Credits) - Core
Research Project (60 Credits) - Core
Funding Science (10 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology (10 Credits) - Core
Pharmaceuticals & Therapeutic Biologicals from Bench to Market (10 Credits) - Core
Gene Expression Analysis (20 Credits) - Core
Functional Genomics and Reverse Genetics (20 Credits) - Core
Practical Applications of Molecular Biotechnology (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,540

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,690

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a good UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent. This programme is designed for UK and international graduates who have an appropriate life sciences background, with a suitable degree in the biological sciences, biochemistry or biomedical sciences. Graduates should have a good Honours degree from a UK university (the minimum requirement is a second class Honours degree) or the equivalent from outside the UK. Applicants must have studied some molecular biology (including gene cloning) and some genetics as part of their 1st degree.

University information

As a Birmingham postgraduate you can expect to engage with challenging debates, theories and concepts and, in doing so, grow as an original thinker. The University of Birmingham is recognised internationally for excellence in teaching and research – 87% of research conducted at the University has a global impact. Birmingham understands that you want to study somewhere with a strong research culture, that delivers on your expectations. The...more