University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland


The aim of the programme is to provide knowledge and critical understanding of a range of theoretical and practical skills relevant to the biotechnology industry, develop an awareness of the principles of commercialisation in the industry and develop research skills to prepare students for employment in the biotechnology sector or progression to further research.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honour's degree or equivalent in bioscience, biotechnology or a related science degree; applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent; overseas students must meet English language requirements.

Course modules

Modules include: Nucleic acid and protein technology; microbial technology; medical biotechnology; bioanalysis; research design; bioindustry or placement learning; research projects.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 555 per Module (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hamilton Campus Hamilton ML3 0JB Scotland

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0169 828 3100