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Course summary

This integrated masters course advances your skills in research. You'll study how to write research proposals and how to communicate your research to a wider audience. You'll develop your project management skills and your grasp of analytical techniques. All of these are essential if you decide you'd like a biotech research career. Experts in synthetic biology will lecture on the latest applications and technology. You'll join thought-provoking debates covering ethical, commercial and environmental concerns. You'll learn the latest biotechnology techniques and how these can be used to help improve lives. You might be interested in how you can apply science to global issues such as:

  • healthcare, by developing life-saving medicines
  • reducing greenhouse gas emissions by providing cleaner biofuels
  • food security
You will learn in specialist laboratories, using our facilities to build your practical knowledge. Our lab sessions will give you experience in DNA sequencing and genetic engineering. Throughout your degree you have the opportunity to choose from a range of additional options. You can apply to do these when you get here:
  • Industry placement - you can add a year in industry between years two and three
  • Study abroad - options include our Malaysia campus, Australia, Canada, or Europe


You'll build your knowledge in biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, microbial physiology and animal biology.  In the second year, core modules focus on molecular biology, genetic engineering and epigenetics. You can then choose from optional modules to specialise in the areas that interest you. The third year research project enables you to use your skills to work on a piece of original research. Supervised by our academic researchers, you will design the study, use techniques, collect data and prepare a report. You could carry out a project with a research institute or industrial partner. Some previous research projects were granted patents and developed into commercial products. This additional fourth year enables you to graduate with an integrated masters level qualification. You'll carry out an independent piece of research and have modules to support this. You'll develop further skills in the co-ordination and communication of research projects.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6(No less than 5.5 in any element)
TOEFL (iBT)80Minimum 17 in Writing and Listening; 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
PTE Academic65Minimum 59 in each element.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £25000* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £25000* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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