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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
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All study options

About Biotechnology at University of Portsmouth

Overview

Biotechnology is the fastest growing research and development sector in the UK. There’s no better time to turn your ambition into a postgraduate qualification that’ll help open doors to an exciting career in the field.

On this MSc Biotechnology degree course, you’ll learn the theory and knowledge you'll need to succeed in the industry. You’ll unpack the molecular tools that are used to solve global issues, and tailor your studies to the areas of biotechnology that match your interests and career ambitions.

As a Master of Biotechnology, you can pursue roles in companies from innovative start ups, to global corporations, taking on roles such as a research scientist, business associate or sales representative. You could also continue studying to PhD level.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Work with industry, or in an academic environment, choosing subjects that match your aspirations
  • Develop your practical skills using the latest high-tech research equipment
  • Unpack a practical and a theoretical understanding of the molecular techniques used in the biotechnology sector

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities to build your CV.

​What you'll study

Core modules on this course include:

  • Biotechnology Research Skills and Project

Options to choose from on this course currently include:

  • Bioinformatics & Omics
  • Engineering Animals
  • Biotechnology Enterprise
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Molecular Medicine

Teaching​

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • worships
  • practical work

How you're assessed​

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written exams
  • practical work
  • problem solving
  • presentations
  • essay
  • project work

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. 

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

What jobs can you do with a Biotechnology degree?

Routes you could pursue include:

  • PhD level study
  • research scientist
  • business associate
  • sales representative

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 awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Professional experience and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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