Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

The course aims to teach the fundamental molecular bioscience underpinning biotechnology along with examples of its current applications. This material is taught by research-active staff members in the 3 Schools that are collaborating in this degree programme. In addition, fundamental biological research skills are taught and students are given an understanding of the commercial aspects of biotechnology. The course culminates in a 3-month, intensive research project in a laboratory in Queen's, thus preparing graduates for a career in research biotechnology.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant area of science or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Modules include: Bio-entrepreneurship; biotechnology; foundations for research in the biosciences; literature review; nucleic acid structure and function; protein structure and function; research project (triple module).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are based on continuous assessment of coursework, examinations and a research project/dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,145 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,145 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Diploma Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
Diploma Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiries, School of Biological Sciences
Telephone number: 
028 9097 2288