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Pharmaceutical Biotechnology MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biotechnology Pharmacy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is the science that covers all technologies required for the production, manufacturing and registration of biological drugs. Advances in recombinant genetics facilitate the routine cloning of genes and the creation of genetically modified organisms that can be used in industrial production. Pharmaceutical biotechnology is a rapidly evolving and multidisciplinary field and our programme will focus on the new developments in the production of proteins, organisms, DNA-based vaccines, therapeutic proteins, downstream processing and characterisation, bioinformatics, advanced molecular principles, and research methods.

The aims of the programme are to: provide students with an understanding of the subject specific knowledge, as well as a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem-solving in the field of pharmaceutical biotechnology; provide students with enhanced practical and professional skills and thus prepare students effectively for professional employment or doctoral studies in the field of biotechnology; enable students to work independently and use initiative in solving the diverse problems that may be encountered; and instill a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of biotechnology.

This programme involves a series of lectures, seminars and workshops. Case studies will provide you with exposure to up-to-date problems and enhance your problem solving and team-work in a way that simulates an industrial setting. A research project in a well-equipped department led by staff with a diversity of research experience will give you the opportunity to carry out novel research and enhance your practical skills, analytical thinking and independence.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module is for students to consolidate grammatical accuracy and knowledge of vocational and academic lexis in written and spoken English; to further develop critical awareness of features of written and spoken texts such as discourse, register and appropriateness of style; to broaden their range of writing skills to a higher level of fluency and refine usage and command of style and register; gain a better understanding of the need to use clear and consistent systems of referencing and an ability to put such systems into practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an appropriate BSc honours degree in biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry or other relevant field, normally at 2.1 or above (or equivalent). Applicants from other backgrounds may be considered.

Department profile

Faculty of Engineering & Science The historic Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime is home to the Faculty of Engineering and Science. In 2017, the Medway Campus benefited from £50 million investment that has seen the construction of extensive new laboratories and research facilities. Our community of student’s ranges from undergraduate through to taught Masters and PhDs. Our strong international reputation attracts students from around the...more

University information

The University of Greenwich has three campuses situated in south-east London and Kent. It offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, along with a number of research degrees. The university has nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. Among the teaching staff, there are award winning National Teaching Fellows, while alumni...more

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