Biotechnology Research at Ulster University - UCAS

Course summary

This course is primarily designed for those who wish to develop their career in the biosciences with particular emphasis on biotechnology research in academia or bio-pharmaceutical and bio-industries. With an advanced education in biotechnology research, you will acquire the knowledge and technological skills required to improve the pool of knowledge and technological skills available to support biotechnology-based industry and research nationally and internationally. The course has a strong practical element, with laboratory classes integrated within modules. In the third semester of the course, students will have the opportunity to undertake an independent full-time research project within one of the research groups in the Biomedical Sciences Research Institute (BMSRI). The BMSRI research covers biomedicine from the molecular to the whole human including disease development, prevention, diagnosis and therapy. Professional Recognition - Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, UK.


Advanced biotechnology and bioinformatics; current topics in biotechnology research; scientific methods and communication; professional practice; biotechnology research project.

Assessment method

Examinations and/or coursework will assess outcomes and facilitate learning and the integration of knowledge. Structured coursework will include case studies, literature-based assignments, a research project dissertation, supervisor’s report, plus other formative coursework as appropriate.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained: A 2nd Class Honours degree or better from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard (minimum 50 per cent); provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent). In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Fees and funding

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Biotechnology Research at Ulster University - UCAS