Science & Technology Course

Master of Science in Biotechnology (Northumbria University, UK)

Course Type: Master Degree | Study Mode: Part-Time
Keywords: Postgraduate | Part-time | Biotechnology | Molecular Biotechnology | Molecular Biology | Genetics | Bioinformatics
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Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing fields within applied sciences, having applications from the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, through to the enhancement of food production. Due to the potential impact on human life, the importance of biotechnology is currently very high in both the public and scientific agenda.

The main focus of the course will be on Molecular biotechnology. Molecular biology, (molecular) Genetics and Bioinformatics form the backbone of biotechnology, and different aspects of these feature in a number of modules. A thorough understanding of the link between DNA, RNA and protein is pivotal. You will study gene expression and protein production and purification, and applications thereof in different biotechnological fields. In addition to developing subject-based expertise and skills, you will consider the many global issues associated with recent biotechnological advances.

This course will give you access to a field of study which will have a major impact in the future of science. It is specifically designed to expand your knowledge and insight in the science underpinning biotechnological principles. In addition, it will help you to apply knowledge and skills in addressing specific biotechnological problems in the fields of medical, industrial, microbial and plant biotechnology.

The course will enhance your career opportunities in the biotechnological industries, enabling you to take full advantage of opportunities that will ensue from the expansion of this area and/or prepare you for further academic research.

Methods of Assessement

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module s objectives.

Career Opporturnities

Career Opportunities in specialised areas include:

  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Research and Development
  • Veterinary Industry
  • Agricultural Industry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Product Manufacturing and Production
  • Bioinformatics
  • Educational Institutions
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