Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Biotechnology

Students on this course gain the advanced skills and knowledge needed to specialise in biotechnology. The course explores the latest advances and applications of a wide range of technologies for modifying living organisms or their products, in areas such as genetic engineering, production of therapeutic proteins, and cell and tissue culture methodologies.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in a biological subject or equivalent, a professional qualification of equal standing to an Honours degree, for example MIBiol by examination, FIML, other qualifications such as HND, HNC or unclassified degree in biological subject, plus significant relevant work experience. Non-native English speakers need to be proficient in English, typically shown by an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 a Pre-sessional English course is available at the University.

Course modules

Core modules: Cell biology ; Molecular biology ; Molecular biotechnology ; Plant biotechnology ; Applied biomedical techniques ; Research methods and statistics ;Professional development ;Research project. Options: 1 from: Bioanalytical science; cellular and molecular basis of cancer; cellular and molecular basis of disease; molecular pharmacology; new drug development.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written examinations and coursework including, problem-solving exercises, case studies, reports from practical work. Research project assessment includes a written report and viva.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,665 per Module (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,665 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,665 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,665 per Module (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Telephone number: 
0114 225 3468