University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Biotechnology

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

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,900 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (England) 9 months

Campus details

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

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