Biotechnology and Biodesign (MRes)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
MRes

How long you will study
12 Months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Biotechnology and Biodesign at Newcastle University

Our Biotechnology and Biodesign MRes provides a foundation into how design and engineering approaches are used in the creation of new biotechnological processes and products.

About this course

Advances in biotechnology, computing, and laboratory automation are being coupled with design thinking approaches to engineer biological systems that may produce more sustainable products than traditional manufacturing. Examples include:

  • the production of synthetic meat substitutes
  • dairy-free milk
  • adaptive building materials
  • petroleum-replacement products
  • designer antimicrobial compounds
  • smart drug delivery systems

Our Biotechnology and Biodesign MRes:

  • provides a foundation in design thinking approaches
  • covers recent developments in applied biotechnology
  • provides an opportunity to develop and refine your laboratory skills
  • provides the opportunity to develop your own research project

The training forms an excellent foundation for students opting to follow a research orientated career path and for those looking for successful careers in the biotechnology industry.

The course is interdisciplinary. You'll be suitable for this course if you are:

  • a science graduate
  • looking to develop your knowledge and research skills

You'll gain the skills allowing you to address critical global challenges in:

  • sustainability
  • food security
  • the environment
  • healthcare

What you'll learn

Throughout the course, you will gain an advanced understanding of:

  • scientific concepts and practices that underpin industrial biotechnology
  • principles of design thinking and project design
  • scientific concepts of the role of recombinant DNA technology in both fundamental research and applied technology 
  • the role of microorganisms in the search and discovery of commercially significant natural products 
  • the role of biotechnology in agriculture and commercial enterprise
  • control and modelling concepts and their application in bioprocessing systems
  • statistical concepts and theory and their application in process engineering
  • advanced practical skills in molecular biological techniques, handling microorganisms and data analysis.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMResHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardMResHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or international equivalent in biology, chemistry, or related discipline.

English Language Requirements

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language Requirements.

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

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