12 months
14000 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our established programme in Applied Biotechnology at the University of Westminster, which has been extensively updated, includes a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques and how biotechnology can be used by today's society.  

Visit the official programme website for more information


You will study a range of subjects in considerable depth, including bioactive compounds, industrial bioprocesses, microbial physiology and fermentation technology, microbial production of novel metabolites, monitoring and control of fermentation, topics in biotechnology, and types of bioreactors.


Applied Biotechnology students at the University of Westminster normally find employment in the biotechnology industry e.g. 

  • Upstream/Downstream processing
  • Quality Assurance, Quality Control
  • Process Development / Technology Transfer
  • Research and Development, eg involving strain improvement
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales e.g. Technical Sales Representatives / Account managers
  • Academia, eg teaching or further study to PhD degree

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Industrial And Environmental Biotechnology
  • Postgraduate Research Methods
  • Postgraduate Project
  • Science, Technology And Commercialisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in biological sciences or a related discipline. Professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience or an equivalent qualification deemed suitable by the course team. 
  • If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing.   

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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