Ulster University

Ulster University

Biotechnology, Medical and Healthcare

These linked courses are designed to provide advanced level training in both the academic and practical skills essential to the biotechnology industry. They build on undergraduate courses by focusing on the applied aspects of modern biology. On completion, you will be familiar with current thinking across biotechnology and will have practical experience of problem-solving and research design in a range of selected biotechnology areas.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained a second class honours degree or better from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard, in a science subject which contains a significant element of biological sciences with an overall mark of 50 percent or greater; or a qualification deemed to be equivalent to the above. This category will be judged on an individual basis and may require candidates to attend for interview. UK applicants must hold a GCSE grade C or equivalent in English; overseas applicants must hold an IELTS band score of 6.0 or above, minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Course modules

Semester one: Four 15-credit point modules namely: Professional Practice for the Biotechnology Industry, DNA Technology, Protein Biotechnology and Biostatistics and Research Methods. Semester two: Three modules, Diagnostics in Biotechnology (15-credit points), Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare Sciences (30-credit points) and Current Advances in Medical and Healthcare Biotechnology (15-credit points). Semester three: Biotechnology Research Project (60-credit points).

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coleraine Campus Coleraine BT52 1SA Northern Ireland

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