Biotechnology is the exploitation of living systems or molecules from them for commercial gain. Although the word 'biotechnology' is only a few decades old, humankind has been using biotechnology for millennia, for example in baking, brewing and sewage treatment.
Modern biotechnologies rely on our increasing ability to manipulate organisms at the genetic level and include novel waste treatments and bioremediations, new pharmaceuticals, the exploitation of enzymes in 'green catalysis' and exciting new diagnostic techniques.
In the 20th century our lives were transformed by information technology; the 21st century may see an equally great transformation, but this time led by biotechnology.
Molecular Biology And Biotechnology Highlights
The School of Biological Sciences was the first school of Biological Sciences in the UK to achieve a prestigious Athena SWAN Gold award.
World Class Facilities
The School is well equipped and carries out internationally competitive research in microbial, environmental and medical biotechnology.
Students of the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology degree at Queen's University Belfast will be offered selection of research project titles covering various aspects of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
Students will join a research laboratories and work full time in the real research environment for 3 month in summer. Students will be directly supervised by a member of research team.
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- Foundations for Research in the Biosciences
- Nucleic Acid Structure and Function
- Protein Structure and Function
- Research Project (triple module)
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiology Biotechnology Molecular Sciences View 475 other Masters in Biology in United Kingdom
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- Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant area of science or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
- Applicants with qualifications below 2.2 Honours degree standard (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if they can demonstrate appropriate experience acceptable to the School.
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International23150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23150 GBP per year during 12 months.
National6980 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6980 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Northern Ireland (NI) - £6980
- Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £6980
- England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £8360
- EU Other - £23150
- International - £23150
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.