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101 New Cavendish Street, W1W 6, London
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Current Status:
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: £9,500.00 Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2016 End Date:


Our established programme in Biotechnology, which has been extensively updated, includes a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques and how biotechnology can be used by today’s society.
You will complement your theoretical studies with hands on experience of fully controlled fermenters that are up to pilot-plant scale, and are linked to modern monitoring and control systems.

You will study a range of subjects in considerable depth, including bioactive compounds, industrial bioprocesses, microbial physiology and fermentation technology, microbial production of novel metabolites, monitoring and control of fermentation, topics in biotechnology, and types of bioreactors.



The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document.

Core modules:

  • Applied Molecular Biology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Postgraduate Research Methods
  • Postgraduate Project
  • Science, Technology and Commercialisation

Option modules:

  • Communicating Science
  • Extended Postgraduate Project
  • Molecular Bioinformatics
  • Molecular and cellular Therapeutics
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Systems Biology


You must have a good (at least a lower second class) BSc Honours in Biological Sciences or a related discipline, a professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience or an equivalent qualification deemed suitable by the course team. If you are applying for part-time study, you will normally be working in a relevant area and will require written support from your employer including confirmation that facilities will be available in your workplace for you to carry out your research project.

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in each element. During the induction stage of the course, if you do not have English as your first language, you will need to complete Academic English screening and any resulting recommended Academic English support activity.

Career Prospects

The course is aimed at those aspiring to be researchers and managers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries or other biosectors.



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