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
- 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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Sutton Bonington Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||(No less than 5.5 in any element)|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Minimum 17 in Writing and Listening; 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.|
|PTE Academic||65||Minimum 59 in each element.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.