Kingston University

Kingston University

Biotechnology with Management Studies

Using molecular and genetic technology to enhance biological organisms and their products, biotechnology develops novel solutions to medical, environmental and agricultural issues. It is a rapidly developing field of research and industry, and is widely regarded as a major technology of the 21st century. Biotechnology brings together skills from a wide range of disciplines, including biology, chemistry and computer science. These skills will provide many employment opportunities in the emerging global biotechnology industries.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in a biological science that contains a significant component of genetics and molecular biology; or a BSc degree plus appropriate work experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking.

Course modules

Core modules: biotechnology; molecular medicine; research and enterprise in biotechnology; systems biology and bioinformatics; medical biotechnology; environmental and agricultural biotechnology; research project. Optional modules: separation science 1; molecular and atomic spectroscopy; tumour biology; clinical trials and pharmacovigilance; separation science 2; pharmaceutical technology; development, manufacture and regulation of medicines; molecular oncology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by course work and examination. Most modules include an examination and all have some form of course work assessment, which may take the form of reports, case studies, and oral and poster presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,950 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

Key information

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0844 855 2177