Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Industrial Biotechnology

By increasing your skills and knowledge, you will be prepared to work and study in fields such as the pharmaceutical and fermentation industries, and recombinant DNA and microbial related research laboratories. You will be exposed to a stimulating and challenging curriculum, supported by a structured lecture programme and associated tutorials, workshops, seminars, laboratory projects and a four month research project. External speakers, working within the sector, will also deliver lectures, giving you insights into contemporary practice and industry developments. The programme places strong emphasis on developing theoretical knowledge and practical skills in core areas of biotechnology including: Recombinant DNA and genomics; fermentation technology; principles and applications in biotechnology.

Entry requirements

You will need an Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in Biological Sciences. Alternative qualifications, coupled with a significant period of relevant work experience, will also be considered. International students will need equivalent qualifications plus a minimum 6.5 IELTS.

Course modules

Core modules: Research methods; research project; fermentation technology; recombinant DNA and genomics; cell technology; biotechnology (principles and applications).

Assessment methods

A broad range of assessment methods are employed throughout the curriculum, providing ample opportunities for you to develop and practice higher level skills.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months
PgCert Full-time - 12 months
PgCert Part-time - 24 months
PgDip Full-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 24 months

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