University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Molecular Biotechnology

The programme aims to provide students with training and learning opportunities in the skills and specialised knowledge needed to equip them for a career in biotechnology, molecular biotechnology or molecular biology, in particular in industry.

Entry requirements

This programme is designed for UK and international graduates who have an appropriate life sciences background, with a suitable degree in the biological sciences, biochemistry or biomedical sciences. Graduates should have a good Honours degree from a UK university (the minimum requirement is a 2nd class Honours degree) or the equivalent from outside the UK. Applicants must have studied some molecular biology (including gene cloning) and some genetics as part of their 1st degree.

Course modules

Introduction to molecular biotechnology; research techniques in molecular biotechnology; practical applications of molecular biotechnology; functional genomics and reverse genetics; gene expression analysis; funding science; from bench to market: the development of pharmaceutical products; therapeutic biologicals; research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,370 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,185 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005