University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Medical Biotechnology

This exciting cross-disciplinary course is designed to enable students to develop a range of key skills fitting them for subsequent employment or further study in Medical Biotechnology by provision of a progressive, coherent challenging programme emphasising advanced training on research skills. The course offers students the opportunity to study recent, vibrant advances in biotechnological and bioinformatic approaches, which offer great hope for major breakthroughs in designing new medical therapies. and to equip themselves with the research skills necessary to complement and deepen their academic or clinical laboratory abilities. The course encourages and enables students to make original and substantial contributions to knowledge and practice through critical understanding of current advances in medical biotechnology and development of appropriate laboratory practices. It also allows students of diverse academic backgrounds and abilities entry at appropriate levels and to achieve to the maximum of their ability.

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants should have a minimum 2nd Class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in biomedical subjects, or in a related biological subject with an appropriate biomedical content containing a background knowledge of pathology, genetics and immunology (equivalent qualifications such as Fellowship of IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Sciences) are also accepted). Substantial professional experience may be acceptable when combined with another qualification; applicants should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). If the applicant is currently employed, we request a statement of support from their employer.

Course modules

Core modules: clinical immunology; gene technology; DNA data mining; genes and genomes; principles of integrated biomedical science; research methods in biomedical science; biomedical science MSc research project. Optional modules: specialist module 1 (from principles of laboratory microbiology, principles of clinical microbiology); specialist module 2 (from clinical haematology, laboratory haematology, diagnostic cellular pathology 1 or 2); a substantial MSc research project, personally supervised by a University tutor, develops high level skills in medical biotechnology, problem-solving abilities, research awareness and critical evaluation of research findings.

Sponsorship information

Students are usually self-funded.


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