University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow


This course provides students with an advanced practical knowledge of biotechnology and molecular genetic technologies underpinning modern biotechnology and how they can be applied to solve real world problems. The programme offers training in a broad range of topics including environmental biotechnology; synthetic biology; plant engineering; stem cell therapies and vaccine development.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area: Biology, microbiology, biotechnology or biochemistry, although applicants with a degree in other areas may be considered. Professional experience may also be taken into account. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact the partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Course modules

Molecular biotechnology lab skills; industrial and environmental microbiology; biotechnology business skills; current technologies in biotechnology; Omics technologies; synthetic biology; biotechnology research project.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

Key information

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