Science & Technology Course

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology (Awarded by Northumbria University,UK)

Course Type: Degree | Study Mode: Part-Time
Keywords: Part-time | Undergraduate | Biotechnology
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Course Detail



The programme is intended to:

  • Provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the basic science that underpins biotechnology, including molecular biology and bioinformatics.
  • Advance students knowledge of the science that is at the forefront of developments in biotechnology.
  • Develop students practical skills including information technology skills, that will enable them to pursue careers in the biotechnology industry.
  • Prepare students for employment, by developing transferable skills, including: self-management and reflective practice, independence, communication, IT, numeracy, data analysis, interpersonal and teamwork skills, alongside an awareness of current issues within the taught programme.
  • Develop an appreciation of the role of scientific research in the advancement of Biotechnology and to encourage an understanding of the potential economic, ethical, and political impacts of modern biotechnology on society.

Methods of Assessment

The modules will be assessed either by coursework, examinations or a combination of both appropriate to the module objectives.


Candidates who successfully complete all of the course requirements will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology by Northumbria University, UK. In addition, graduates from this programme are entitled to use the designatory title BSc (Hons) after their name. 

University Details

Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne, is an expanding multicultural learning community, with excellent links with further and higher education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Renowned for the excellence of its teaching, as well as for preparing students for the world of work, Northumbria also provides research opportunities for professional reflective practice. The University has been active internationally for a number of years with a portfolio of highly rated, professionally relevant courses designed to prepare students for a successful career. The School of Life Sciences includes the departments of Biology, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Chemical and Forensic Sciences, Psychology, Sport and Exercise Sciences and Sport Development - that together have built up an excellent reputation for research and consultancy activity and a portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, forensic sciences, food and nutritional sciences, psychology, sport and exercise sciences and sport development, management and coaching. An exciting research culture thrives within the School, with significant success in the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 (RAE) across departments. The School delivers regional, national and international research projects, working collaboratively with many external organizations including government agencies and funding bodies, multi-national companies, community groups, regional agencies and SMEs.


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