University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Medical Biotechnology

Overview Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding industry, driven by the development of molecular biological research, the growth of the 'green economy', and advances in the use of biotechnology in medical diagnosis, therapeutics and biomedical research. If you're ready to take your previous studies in a science discipline to postgraduate level, then our MSc Medical Biotechnology degree course will help you develop advanced skills in molecular biotechnology. You'll also build on your understanding of how diagnostics, therapeutics and biomedical research are applied in molecular medicine, the energy sector and industry. When you graduate, you'll have the skills, knowledge and qualifications for a successful career in research or industry in the biotechnology sector, or in the fields of bioscience or pharmaceutics. What you'll experience On this course, you'll: Develop a practical and theoretical understanding of the molecular techniques used in the biotechnology sector Learn how these are applied in diagnostics, therapeutics and molecular medicine Develop your practical skills using professional research equipment in the University's complex of over 30 laboratories Conduct your own medical biotechnology research, in areas such as pathology, drug development, business or bioinformatics Have the option to study additional topics in the field, including clinical pathology, drug design and clinical trials, business skills for biotechnology and bioinformatics and omics Be supported by a team of expert scientists Use our specialist facilities, including microscopy for imaging at both the cellular and molecular level Careers and opportunities When you graduate from our MSc Medical Biotechnology degree course, you'll be qualified for a career within small and medium-sized enterprises and global business in the area of Biotechnology, as well as public and private health service providers. You'll have practical and theoretical skills in Medical Biotechnology, as well as transferable skills as problem-solving and research. Career opportunities include: Product development Research scientist Diagnostics and pathology lab work PhD study Sales Teaching We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Entry requirements

MSc: A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Professional experience and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

The Medical Biotechnology course is made up of core and optional units so that you can tailor your learning. The core units give you both practical and research skills as well as the knowledge that would be expected of an advanced course in molecular biotechnology. The optional units allow specialisation towards pathology, drug development, business or bioinformatics. Further options are included through a wide choice of subjects for your research project. Core units include: Medical Biotechnology Diagnostics Medical Biotechnology Therapeutics Molecular Medicine Medical Biotechnology Research Skills and Project Options to choose from include: Clinical Pathology Business Skills for Biotechnology Drug Design and Clinical Trials Bioinformatics and Omics

Assessment methods

The course is delivered to develop your practical and theoretical skills in Medical Biotechnology. Teaching is typically in small groups with a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and practical work that includes case and problem-based learning. The course is delivered by a team of expert scientists who publish regularly in international journals. In the research project that forms a third of the course you will work alongside other researchers in a laboratory setting. Assessment will cover all aspects of what is required to be a professional scientist using a variety of methods: written exams practical work problem solving presentations essay project work

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 15,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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