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MSc Medical Biotechnology

University of Portsmouth
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Portsmouth

About this program

MSc Medical Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding industry, driven by the development of molecular biological research, the growth of the ‘green economy’, and advances in the use of biotechnology in medical diagnosis, therapeutics and biomedical research.

If you're ready to take your previous studies in a science discipline to postgraduate level, then our MSc Medical Biotechnology degree course will help you develop advanced skills in molecular biotechnology. You'll also build on your understanding of how diagnostics, therapeutics and biomedical research are applied in molecular medicine, the energy sector and industry.

When you graduate, you'll have the skills, knowledge and qualifications for a successful career in research or industry in the biotechnology sector, or in the fields of bioscience or pharmaceutics.

Admission requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • 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 requirements

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

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

1 year, full-time

Core modules currently include:

  • Medical Biotechnology: Diagnostics
  • Medical Biotechnology: Therapeutics
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Medical Biotechnology Research Skills and Project

Optional modules currently include:

  • Biotechnology Enterprise
  • Bioinformatics and Omics
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Tissue Regeneration

2 years, part-time

Core modules in year 1 currently include:

  • Medical Biotechnology: Diagnostics
  • Medical Biotechnology: Therapeutics
  • Molecular Medicine

Core modules in year 2 currently include:

  • Medical Biotechnology Research Skills and Project

Optional modules in year 2 currently include:

  • Biotechnology Enterprise
  • Bioinformatics and Omics
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Tissue Regeneration

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Tuition

February 2021 Start

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time: £10,500
  • Part-time: £5,250 per year

International students

  • Full-time: £16,400
  • Part-time: £8,200 per year

September 2021 and January 2022 Start

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time: £10,700
  • Part-time: £5,350 per year

International students

  • Full-time: £17,600
  • Part-time: £8,800 per year

Qualification

On this course, you'll:

  • Develop a practical and theoretical understanding of the molecular techniques used in the biotechnology sector
  • Learn how these are applied in diagnostics, therapeutics and molecular medicine
  • Develop your practical skills using professional research equipment in the University's complex of over 30 laboratories
  • Conduct your own medical biotechnology research, in areas such as pathology, drug development, business or bioinformatics
  • Have the option to study additional topics in the field, including clinical pathology, drug design and clinical trials, business skills for biotechnology and bioinformatics and omics
  • Be supported by a team of expert scientists
  • Use our specialist facilities, including microscopy for imaging at both the cellular and molecular level

Career paths

When you graduate from our MSc Medical Biotechnology degree course, you'll be qualified for a career within small and medium-sized enterprises and global business in the area of Biotechnology, as well as public and private health service providers. You'll have practical and theoretical skills in Medical Biotechnology, as well as transferable skills as problem-solving and research.

What can you do with a Medical Biotechnology degree?

Career opportunities include:

  • Product development
  • Research scientist
  • Diagnostics and pathology lab work
  • PhD study
  • Sales
  • Teaching

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University of Portsmouth

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Why study at University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth is consistently within the top-ranked institutions in the UK for student satisfaction, which is reflected in the teaching quality, but also the experience that students enjoy with us.

Students can live a few minutes' walk away from their faculty buildings on campus, with only a 5-10 min walk to the seaside.

The cost of living and accommodation in Portsmouth are significantly lower than in the larger cities in the UK, meaning you'll be able to live more comfortably here. The city is so compact that you don't need to take any public transport and most students/lecturers get around by bike.

The city has a population of around 200,000 and over 10% of this is made up of our student population. We have 5,000 students from overseas on campus.

Contact info

University of Portsmouth

Winston Churchill Avenue
PO1 2UP Portsmouth Hampshire
United Kingdom

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www.port.ac.uk

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