University of Essex
This course provides basic and advanced knowledge, plus hands-on experience, in modern biotechnology and practical insights into current commercial applications. It creates access to a broad range of career opportunities in this rapidly growing key technology of the 21st Century.
Our applicants should have a 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, preferably supported by relevant work experience. Many subjects will be considered but a life science, sports and exercise science, or an allied health care science degree would be preferable. Professional qualifications may also be acceptable. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Core modules: Research project; gene technology and synthetic biology; genomics; professional skills and the business of biotechnology; protein technologies. Optional modules include: Creating and growing a new business venture; industrial biotechnology (enzymes, biochemicals and biomaterials); molecular medicine and biotechnology; plant biotechnology.
Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, you will work on a dissertation or individual project included in your final grade.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,665 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 14,950 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, School of Biological Sciences