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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

This Masters in Biotechnology programme provides you with an advanced practical knowledge of biotechnology and molecular genetics technologies underpinning modern biotechnology and how they can be applied to solve real world problems. The programme offers training in a broad range of topics including environmental biotechnology, synthetic biology, plant engineering, stem cell therapies and vaccine development. If you wish to improve your knowledge of modern molecular, biochemical, cell biological and genetic techniques for biotechnological applications, this programme is designed for you. This course has a strong laboratory component, with courses that run throughout the year, giving you hands on experience of diverse biotechnological research skills. This programme will prepare you for a career in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industrial sectors or for entry into PhD programmes.

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Full time | Dumfries Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Synthetic Biology
Bioscience Commercialisation
Omics Technologies
Biotechnology Research Project
Industrial and Environmental Microbiology
Plant Biotechnology
Molecular Research Skills
Bioimaging for Researchers
Recombinant Protein Expression

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Entry requirements

Students need a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area – biology, microbiology, biotechnology or biochemistry – although applicants with a degree in other areas may be considered. Professional experience may also be taken into account.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is currently the only UK University to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2015. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more


Dumfries Campus

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Dumfries & Galloway


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