University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Biological and Bioprocess Engineering

Develop the essential skills for a career in bioindustry or for further advanced research in next-horizon biotechnologies. You�ll learn from researchers, including staff from Biomedical Science and Materials Science and Engineering. Our graduates work in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and bioprocess organisations. Our teaching is grounded in specialist research expertise. You�ll have access to facilities, including modern social spaces, purpose-built labs, the Harpur Hill Research Station for large-scale work, extensive computing facilities and a modern applied science library. There are research facilities for sustainable energy processes, safety and risk engineering, carbon capture and utilisation, and biological processes and biomanufacturing.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in science, technology and engineering. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules include: Biopharmaceutical bioprocessing; biosystems engineering and computational biology; bioanalytical techniques; research project. Choose 3 option modules from a list that may include: Microfluidics; bio-energy; synthetic biology; tissue engineering approaches to failure in living systems; bionanomaterials; stem cell biology; proteomics and bioinformatics. Conversion modules: Principles in biochemical engineering or principles in biomolecular sciences.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on assignments for each module, formal examination of core modules, dissertation and oral presentation of the laboratory-based research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 10,300 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 18,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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0114 222 8253