University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh


Students learn research and development skills to enable the creation of new products and services; students investigate the economic basis for current biotechnology structures and areas of future demand, including the global pharmaceutical industry and carbon sequestration. Students learn how technology can be applied to solve pressing real-world biological problems and gain the skills and expertise needed for future developments in biotechnology.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, with a strong background in biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related sciences.

Course modules

Core modules include: economics and innovation in the biotechnology industry; intelligent agriculture; research and development: the laboratory foundation part 1 and 2; vaccine development and clinical testing. Optional modules include: bioinformatics; bioinformatics programming and system management; drug discovery; commercial aspects of drug discovery; enzymology and biological production; gene expression and microbial regulation; information processing in biological cells; management of randd and product innovation; molecular modelling and database mining; social dimensions of systems and synthetic biology; stem cells and regenerative medicine.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 21,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 21,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

MSc Administrator
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0131 650 8643