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Biotechnology, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #401 (WUR) Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Biotechnology degree offered at Aberystwyth University provides you with key skills, specialist knowledge and essential training for a career in industrial or academic bioscience. 

Overview

Biotechnology degree offered at Aberystwyth University enables you to meet the challenges of biotechnology, demonstrate critical thinking and solve problems, exploit opportunities,  and know how ideas can be turned into viable businesses or a successful grant application.

Our Staff

The majority of teaching staff at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences are qualified to PhD level and are research active. Vocational courses also have staff whose background lies within industry.  The Institute has a large number of research only staff with whom students may have contact.

Employability

There is great demand nationally and internationally for skilled graduates in Biotechnology, indeed the UK Biotechnology and Biological research Council (BBSRC) have made ‘Bioenergy and Biotechnology’ a strategic priority for science funding. 

Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding sector providing employment opportunities for a wide range of biotechnology graduates. Our students are provided with a range of vocational skills to enable them to enter professional employment in the Biotechnology sector or in research.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Bioconversion and Biorefining 
  • Biotechnology for Business 
  • Crop Biotechnology 
  • Current Topics in Biotechnology 
  • Dissertation 
  • Frontiers in the Biosciences 
  • Research Methods in the Biosciences 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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

 Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or better) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, applied biology, biological sciences or closely related discipline. European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7475 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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