University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

With an emphasis on the application of knowledge and skills to real-world challenges, the course is designed for graduates looking to prepare themselves for a career in the biotechnology field, as well as for those in relevant employment. Students gain experience of applying up-to-date scientific knowledge in these areas to industrial situations and the analysis of environmental problems.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent in a bioscience subject, although substantial professional experience can substitute for graduate status. Students should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). If the applicants is currently employed, the University requests a statement of support from employers.

Course modules

Modules include: fermentation biotechnology; molecular genetics and genomics; bioremediation; DNA data mining; food production and deterioration; masters laboratory techniques; microbial biotechnology; research methods; research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

Key information

Course Enquiry Unit
Telephone number: 
0800 953 3222