Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Biotechnology

The main focus of this course is on molecular biotechnology; molecular biology, (molecular) genetics and bioinformatics form the backbone of biotechnology, and different aspects of these feature in a number of modules. Thorough understanding of the link between DNA, RNA and protein is pivotal. Students study gene expression and protein production and purification, and applications thereof in different biotechnological fields. In addition to developing subject-based expertise and skills, students consider the many global issues associated with recent biotechnological advances. In addition, the course helps students apply knowledge and skills in addressing specific biotechnological problems in the fields of animal, plant and microbial biotechnology.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a science-based subject or an equivalent qualification which includes experience in genetics, molecular biology and or their relevant areas; applicants whose 1st language is not English require a British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) or a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 575 (or above) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: plant biotechnology; bioinformatics; molecular biology; molecular and cellular science project; industrial biotechnology; graduate science research methods; medical biotechnology.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST North East

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0191 227 4444