Biotechnology, M.Sc. | University of the West of Scotland | Hamilton, United Kingdom
12 months
17250 GBP/year
11250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Biotechnology degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland equips you for a career in the biotechnology/life science profession or enables you to progress to PhD study. 


Biotechnology degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is career-focused and will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical and practical skills relevant to the biotechnology industry; advance your understanding of the industry; and grow your research skills.

Practical learning

Work-related learning and an appreciation of the biotechnology industry is embedded throughout the MSc and you will develop practical laboratory skills in areas such as molecular biology, microbiology and bioanalysis.

For those successfully completing the MSc Biotechnology, there is the option to undertake a professional practice placement (biotechnology/life sciences) at the end of their studies. Please note though that this will extend the duration of the course typically by an additional three months. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nucleic Acid & Protein Technology 
  • Research Design
  •  Advanced Laboratory Techniques
  • Bioanalysis
  • Microbial Technology
  • Research in Biotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International- The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date  


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Literacy & Numeracy

For certain subjects (e.g. PGDE Education), in addition to holding a degree qualification, applicants are expected to demonstrate good levels of literacy and numeracy. High school passes in English or Mathematics may be required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 12 months.

For Scottish students, cost of study per year is 1,820£  - bachelor

Living costs for Hamilton

660 - 1140 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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