18 months
6750 USD/year
6750 USD/year
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Biotechnology from The University of the West Indies is intended to meet the needs of a broad range of professionals whose basic learning and knowledge are in medical, agricultural and life sciences.  


Biotechnology from The University of the West Indies is designed to provide the necessary skill sets, knowledge and hands-on experience in contemporary biotechnology which would ultimately contribute to the higher learning, capacity building and career advancement.


The potential users of the MSc Biotechnology would be natural and applied scientists, teachers, agriculturists, medical, paramedical and technical professionals. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular biology and R-DNA technology 
  • Microbial and Environmental Biotechnology 
  • Medical and Veterinary Biotechnology 
  • Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioethics, Biosafety and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Biotechnology 
  • Immunotechnology and Molecular therapy 
  • Advances in Plant Genetic Engineering and Plant Biotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

English requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • 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

  • First degree from a recognized University in biology/ biochemistry/agriculture or other natural sciences, medicine and veterinary science.
  • Original Copies of your Supporting Documents
  • Official Transcript

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10125 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    6750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10125 USD for the full programme during 18 months.

Tuition for part time option.


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