Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Biotechnology

The programme in Biotechnology aims to provide students with a broad range of both fundamental principles and innovative practices in the subject to be able to apply their knowledge proficiently in the relevant industries; the biotechnology industry is a diverse sector ranging from food and beverage production to the production of novel pharmaceuticals.

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold a 1st or 2nd Class Honours Degree or equivalent qualification from a British or approved overseas university (preferably in a biological science, chemistry or chemical engineering); for diploma level entry, candidates must hold a degree, preferably at Honours level. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Food biotechnology; project studies; marine biotechnology; production management; MSc research project; plus 4 option courses.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of awards may be available on a competitive basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,220 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,390 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Life Sciences
Telephone number: 
0131 4513455