M.Sc. On Campus


University of Nottingham

12 months
28000 GBP/year
11050 GBP/year
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Develop skills in research through training in advanced molecular methods and high-throughput technologies with Biotechnology at University of Nottingham.


Key facts

Visits to industry allow you to see the processes involved in the innovation and commercialisation of novel products. This covers food, biopharmaceuticals and biofuels.

With Biotechnology at University of Nottingham you can specialise in plant, microbial or animal biotechnology:

  • Plant pathway - provides the theory and practical skills in plant genetic manipulation, plant breeding and genome research.
  • Microbial pathway - study gene expression and metabolic engineering of micro-organisms. You'll gain theory and practical skills of the use of these as production platforms for therapeutics and biofuels.
  • Animal pathway – gain specialist knowledge and practical skills in reproductive biotechnologies to stem cell therapies. 


Previous graduates have taken up roles with Lonza, AstraZeneca, Ipsen and Biogenuix Medsystems, India. Others have pursued research careers with Oxford and Cambridge University, and the BBSRC DTP PhD studentship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Laboratory Techniques
  • Advanced Molecular Methods in Biotechnology
  • Cell Factories
  • Postgraduate Research Project
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Professional Skills for Biotechnologists

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:2 (or international equivalent) in biotechnology, plant sciences, animal sciences, microbiology, genetics or veterinary medicine
  • IELTS: 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each element

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11050 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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