University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Applied Bioscience Skills for Industry

A limited number of funded places are available for Scottish/EU fee status students starting in September 2016 to help talented students join this key growth sector for the Scottish economy. The MSc Applied Bioscience Skills for Industry has been designed to meet the increasing requirement of the industrial scientific sectors for high-quality science graduates who not only possess outstanding laboratory skills but also have a clear understanding of the procedures and legislation that are essential to conduct high-class research in an industrial environment. Developed in consultation with industry, this course will give you the skills employers have told us are often lacking in science degree graduates to appraise scientific problems; design and execute experimental programmes; and understand quality and intellectual property issues. Scientific research is placed in the context of national and international regulatory requirements and will draw on the considerable research-teaching linkages that exist within the university. Successful completion of the course will enhance your employment prospects in a highly competitive market. You will be based at the university's Division of Health Research, at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness, which houses state-of-the-art laboratories.

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree in a biological or biomedical sciences subject, applicants with a 2:2 honours degree will be considered on an individual basis. Or a postgraduate diploma or professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to an honours degree.
This course is currently not available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Course modules

Core modules are:
Applied Laboratory Skills
Quality, Regulation and Intellectual Property in an Industrial Context
Advanced Laboratory Research Project
Quantitative Research and Data Analysis

You will also choose:
Two relevant modules from the existing university postgraduate catalogue (subject to approval by the Programme Leader)
To achieve the award of MSc you must complete a research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are assessed by a written assignment using a range of methods including essays, reports, case studies and reflective accounts. Laboratory-based modules are assessed continuously by the module team.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of funded places are available for Scottish/EU fee status students starting in September 2016 to help talented students join this key growth sector for the Scottish economy There are other potential sources of funding support available eg Professional and Career Development Loan from the UK Government and Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England for students living in England prior to the start of the course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,066 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,560 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,560 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,066 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,560 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
UHI Centre for Health Science Inverness IV2 3JH Scotland

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