University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Industrial Biotechnology

This course is for recent graduates and early-career professionals with a variety of backgrounds, from the UK, EU and overseas, all with a common desire to be challenged and with a real passion for industrial biotechnology. The MSc Industrial Biotechnology will also appeal to those with a primary industrial background as a further training opportunity and as a means of becoming involved in this important field. The course has been designed in direct response to industry needs and is at the forefront of developments in biotechnology and engineering. The course content is informed by industry and reviewed annually to ensure it is up-to-date and optimally-aligned to the rapidly growing industrial biotechnology sector. This unique MSc degree is awarded by the University of Strathclyde; students are taught at Strathclyde's campus in Glasgow and eight other higher education institutions across Scotland. These are; Abertay University? ; Heriot-Watt University?; Innogen Institute?; Scottish Association for Marine Science?; University of Edinburgh; University of Glasgow; University of the Highlands and Islands?.

Entry requirements

MSc: Minimum upper second class honours degree or international equivalent in: Biology; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Chemical Engineering or related subjects. Prospective students with relevant experience or other appropriate qualifications are also welcome to apply. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.5 (with no component below 6.0).

Course modules

Bioprocessing; Applied Biocatalysis; Synthetic Biology; Downstream Processing; Introduction Scientific Programming; Bioinformatics; Introduction to Industrial Biotechnology & its Governance; Blue Biotechnology; Renewable Energy Technologies; Sustainable & Resource Efficient Formulation; Case Studies in Supply Chain Management; Advanced Project Management; Industrial Biotechnology Research Project.

Assessment methods

The final assessment will be based on performance in exams, coursework and the research project. If necessary there may be a formal oral exam.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,100 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,000 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,000 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,100 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 19,500 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 13,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,100 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,100 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 13,000 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 13,000 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 19,500 per Whole course (International) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
01415483623