Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Biotechnology (Taught)

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Course summary

Biotechnology is predicted to be one of the most important applied sciences of the 21st century and a key driver in the world economy. From agricultural and environmental to pharmaceutical and healthcare products and services, it already represents one of the largest and most rapidly growing sectors within the life sciences. This master’s course is designed to provide the training and development necessary to meet demand for highly skilled scientists within the expanding and global bioscience sector. It can lead to a wide range of careers including academic, commercial, industrial and healthcare applications of biotechnology. You can choose to study the MSc Biotechnology or the MSc Biotechnology with Professional Experience – they are the same course with the latter including a placement experience. Biology degrees have been provided at Coventry University for over 40 years and are taught in our multi-million pound, state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building. This features a suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge industry techniques.

Course details

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include practical or project work, critical reviews of the literature, oral, poster and leaflet presentations and data analytical exercises. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.


Entry requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 (2.1 for the professional experience course) undergraduate degree in Bioscience or Biological Chemistry. We would expect to see the study of the following subjects in the final year of the undergraduate degree: molecular biology (e.g. recombinant DNA), microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

2022/23 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.
Biotechnology at Coventry University - UCAS