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Course summary

The MPhil in Biotechnology is a unique programme that draws on world-leading academics and industry champions to deliver an in-depth multidisciplinary curriculum at the interface of biology with physical sciences and technology. Providing state-of-the-art education and research training in cutting-edge areas, the programme was designed to respond to major talent needs and skills gaps in the biotech sector. The programme is designed to provide students with core and advanced knowledge as well as practical and research skills in biotechnology. Additionally, it allows the development of transferable skills and business awareness that are relevant to biotechnology research and industry practice. Overall, the programme intends to produce graduates with the fundamental understanding and the skillset that are necessary to become leaders in the biotech sector or in satellite fields. The programme provides all-round training covering four key learning areas:

  • core and advanced knowledge
  • practical skills
  • research skills
  • business-relevant knowledge and skills
Students acquire basic and advanced theoretical knowledge in biotechnology, focusing on core areas as well as learning about the latest technologies in relevant fields. Additionally, they gain practical skills for wet-lab and computer-based work, and develop competencies to become business-savvy scientists in the fast-growing biotech sector. The programme offers students the possibility of tailoring their studies to their interests, educational needs and career goals.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have achieved a UK first class or high upper second class honours degree or equivalent. If your degree is not from the UK, please consult the International section of the Postgraduate Admissions Prospectus to find the equivalent standard in your country:

Fees and funding

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Biotechnology at University of Cambridge - UCAS