• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

On this MSc Biotechnology degree course, you’ll learn the theory and knowledge you'll need to succeed in the industry. You’ll unpack the molecular tools that are used to solve global issues, and tailor your studies to the areas of biotechnology that match your interests and career ambitions.

As a Master of Biotechnology, you can pursue roles in companies from innovative start ups, to global corporations, taking on roles such as a research scientist, business associate or sales representative. You could also continue studying to PhD level.

What you will experience?

On this course, you'll:
  • Work with industry, or in an academic environment, choosing subjects that match your aspirations
  • Develop your practical skills using the latest high-tech research equipment
  • Unpack a practical and a theoretical understanding of the molecular techniques used in the biotechnology sector

Career

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Routes you could pursue include:

  • PhD level study
  • research scientist
  • business associate
  • sales representative

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biotechnology Research Skills and Project
  • Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics & Omics
  • Engineering Animals
  • Biotechnology Enterprise
  • Protein Production & Characterisation

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • More details: Make your application as soon as possible.
          • Programme intensity

            You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

            Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
            Part-time
            • Average part-time duration 24 months
            • Intensity Flexible
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus
          • More information Go to the programme website

          English Language Requirements

          You need the following IELTS score:

          • Minimum required score:

            6.5

            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

            Schedule IELTS

          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: Upper Second Class

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          General Requirements

          • A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Professional experience and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement.
          • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            15100 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 15100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
          • EU/EEA

            9200 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 9200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
          UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students
          • Part time: £4,600

          International students

          • Part time: £7,550

          Living costs for Portsmouth

          • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

          Funding

          Check the programme website for information about funding options.

          Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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