University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Applied Biomolecular Technology in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Food Industries

The course trains students to analyse the natural and artificially engineered large bio-molecules of importance to the pharmaceutical, food and nutrition, healthcare, biomedical, oil and other important industries; students learn the methods of gene cloning and protein engineering central to the biotechnology sector; the industrial placement enables students to put into practice the knowledge, IT, computing and communication skills acquired in the taught modules; students learn how to successfully undertake research work of industrial and biomedical relevance.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2nd Class Honours degree; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element), TOEFL paper based 573 with 4.5 in TWE, TOEFL IBT 87 (no less than 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 21 in writing).

Course modules

Core modules: Fundamentals of biomolecular science; basic laboratory techniques; industrial and biomedical; macromolecules; genetic analysis and bioinformatics; antibody biotechnology; structural biology; molecular microbiology and biotechnology; industrial enzyme, polysaccharide and drug delivery biotechnology; 3-month industrial placement; project dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Some European and University bursaries likely to be available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,310 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,380 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,890 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sutton Bonington Campus Loughborough LE12 5RD East Midlands

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Telephone number: 
0115 951 6148