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Course summary

This course is designed to train you to meet the increasing demand for highly skilled scientists in the field of applied microbiology and/or biotechnology, and generally in the global bioscience sector. The course is particularly suitable if you are looking for a career in biotechnology research and/or in industry. The overarching theme of the course is to provide up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge of fundamental cellular mechanisms and the genetic manipulation of biological systems as well as training in cutting-edge applications of microbiology and biotechnology in the production of value-added material, integrated bio-refinery and sustainable approaches to food production and waste management. The course will equip you with critical, analytical, and professional skills that are needed for further study at PhD level or for employment in roles such as research scientists, knowledge-transfer consultants, or business development officers in bioscience, food and biotechnology, or pharmaceutical companies.


Modules include: fermentation biotechnology; molecular genetics and genomics; bioremediation; DNA data mining; food production and deterioration; masters laboratory techniques; microbial biotechnology; research methods; research project.

Entry requirements

Normally, you should have a good honours degree or equivalent in a bioscience subject, although substantial professional experience can substitute for graduate status. If you are currently employed, we request a statement of support from your employer.

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Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS