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Turn your ambition into the postgraduate qualification you need and open doors to an exciting career in biotechnology with this Biotechnology programme from the University of Portsmouth.

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Turn your ambition into the postgraduate qualification you need and open doors to an exciting career in biotechnology. 

With the UK being Europe’s leading biotech hub and Portsmouth ranked third of all modern post-92 universities in the UK for research power, there’s no better time to study our Master’s in Biotechnology

You’ll develop your understanding of molecular tools that are used to solve global issues, including the exploration of genetic engineering, bioinformatics, online biological databases, and tailor your studies and experiments to the areas of biotechnology that match your interests.

When you graduate, you’ll be in a strong position to succeed in many fields from industry and academia to research and development – with the opportunity to specialise later in your career.

Careers and opportunities

This Master’s degree will help you to specialise in biotechnology and build your career in a variety of companies, including innovative start-ups and global corporations. You could also decide to start your own business, which we can support you with.

Once you graduate from this MSc Biotechnology degree, you’ll have a broad understanding of the ongoing development of life-improving technologies, strategies and products used in the biotechnology sector. You'll have the practical skills to operate successfully in this pioneering field, or you could proceed to a research degree.

Programme Structure

On this MSc Biotechnology course you'll study four core modules and one optional module.

Key information

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September, January


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Professional experience and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement.

Tuition Fee


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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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