Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at De Montfort University - UCAS

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Course summary

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding field focusing on the development and production of biopharmaceuticals that could lead to cures for many major diseases. It provides insight into how researchers may select and use appropriate protein expression systems for the large-scale, to mass production of a protein, that would ultimately lead to its complete characterisation before it is applied to humans. Globally, pharmaceutical biotechnology courses are rare and no other course offers such a broad scope where, as well as theory, you’ll be able to develop your skills with a key focus on practical content, studying pre-clinical studies, clinic and marketing that will help prepare you for a diverse career in either industry or academia. You will study an interdisciplinary subject that is based on the teaching and research expertise of our experienced practitioners and research-active staff. Our research is driven by societal strategic priorities and fully aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Areas of expertise include Pharmaceutical Technologies and Nanomedicine, Pharmacology and Neuroscience and Infectious Disease research. This course has been designed to give you a competitive advantage in gaining employment in any biopharmaceutical field in the world. This includes large global biopharmaceutical companies, small-to-medium biotechnology companies, academic institutions or research institutions allied to human health. Key features

  • Our reputation of more than 100 years’ pharmacy teaching ensures we produce graduates of the highest calibre.
  • Benefit from major investment in state-of-the-art laboratories and specialist equipment at par to that used in industry.
  • Learn from a combination of unique academic expertise across faculties by sharing one core module with students on a Master of Business Administration (MBA), broadening understanding around the importance of business in this area.
  • International and UK students have benefited from this established course and progressed to PhD study and global relevant employment in the biotech sector.
  • Study a range of specialist modules allowing you to receive up-to-date subject matter on multiple protein expression systems.
  • Many of our graduates have progressed on to study for PhDs or work in roles in the biotech sector in both the UK and overseas.

Assessment method

You will be expected to participate in an extensive programme of learning that will require full commitment and focus throughout your study. The learning environment for the first two semesters will be varied with lectures, tutorials, laboratories and computer laboratories. You can expect to spend about half of your directed study time working at the bench in our research laboratories. In the third semester, the learning venue will depend on your dissertation topic and will be aimed at guided self-study. The quality of our teaching is amongst the best in the world, offering a varied selection of teaching methods to suit all learning requirements.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject such as in a bioscience or science including pharmacy, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemistry, microbiology or molecular biology (or equivalent) Alternatively, a portfolio of professional and/or academic qualifications of equivalent standing to an honours degree

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
International £16800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at De Montfort University - UCAS