M.Sc. On Campus


University of Salford

12 months
15300 GBP/year
9360 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Biotechnology degree offered at University of Salford has been revolutionised in the past ten years by advances in molecular biology, genome sequencing and large scale-omics profiling (including proteomics) as well as the ability to manipulate genomes via genetic modification and genome editing tools. 


Biotechnology degree offered at University of Salford is designed to develop the analytical techniques and problem-solving skills that you will need for postgraduate-level employment in the biotechnology sector. You will also gain transferable skills relevant to a great variety of professional careers.


Many students have progressed to research work and studying for a PhD (working in the areas of genomics, biofuels, cancer research and genome editing (CRISPR/Cas). Some have progressed to PhD here at Salford but we have recent alumni pursuing PhDs in Canada and Sweden.We have recently had students find employment running clinical trials (Christie Hospital), and as Research Associates (John Innes, Cambridge University, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester), Technical roles (Salford University and University of Manchester) and with Biotech Companies (Lonza, Hematogenix) both in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Postgraduate Scholarship Skills
  • Research Design and Delivery
  • Molecular Biology and Proteomics
  • Genomics
  • Novel Therapeutics 
  • Green Biotechnology
  • Medicial Biotechnology
  • Professional Practice
  • Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You should submit your application at least one month before your course starts.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in bioscience, biochemistry, pharmacy medicine or related subject.
  • We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
  • The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9360 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • £1,560 per 30 credits

Living costs for Salford

500 - 800 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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