Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at University of Sheffield - UCAS

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Course summary

Undertake research-focused training that spans molecular biology to give you a unique understanding of how the latest research techniques are utilised in the biotechnology sector. Course information This course is designed to develop your technical skills, confidence, and autonomy to enable you to lead innovation across the fast-moving biotechnology industry. Throughout your studies you'll be exposed to the diverse areas of biology and engineering, with your module choices allowing you to integrate molecular science with chemical and biological engineering modules. Lectures and seminars delivered by academic experts will provide you with a unique perspective on the cutting edge techniques and the collaborative research being performed in these areas. Through research-focused training, you’ll develop skills in planning and carrying out your own experiments, solving scientific problems in a research environment and receive extensive training in modern laboratory techniques, including CRISPR genome editing, molecular cloning, organism handling, DNA sequence analysis, PCR, SDS-PAGE and western blotting. Once you’ve mastered these fundamental molecular bioscience techniques, you’ll apply these skills to your Research Project. Here you’ll spend up to six months researching an area of molecular biology or biotechnology that matches your future career aspirations under the supervision of an expert in the field. Example research projects themes include:

  • Protein and enzyme engineering
  • Plant genetic engineering Structural biology (eg X-Ray crystallography)
  • Synthetic biology/industrial biotechnology (production of useful products from microorganisms)
  • Plastic degradation using manufactured enzymes Intelligent protein optimisation / bioinformatics
  • Molecular biology (biomedical/disease related projects)
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How to apply

International applicants

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in molecular biology or a related subject (e.g. biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, microbiology). We may also consider your application if you do not meet the standard academic requirements but you have relevant professional experience. An interview will be required in this case. We also consider a wide range of international qualifications: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. **Pathway programme for international students** If you're an international student who does not meet the entry requirements for this course, you have the opportunity to apply for a pre-masters programme in Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield International College. This course is designed to develop your English language and academic skills. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at the University of Sheffield. **Intercalation** We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the School of Medicine and Population Health website.

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Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at University of Sheffield - UCAS