Biotechnology is predicted to be one of the most important applied sciences of the 21st century and a key driver in the world economy. From agricultural and environmental to pharmaceutical and healthcare products and services, it already represents one of the largest and most rapidly growing sectors within the life sciences.
This master’s course is designed to provide the training and development necessary to meet demand for highly skilled scientists within the expanding and global bioscience sector. It can lead to a wide range of careers including academic, commercial, industrial and healthcare applications of biotechnology.
You can choose to study the MSc Biotechnology or the MSc Biotechnology with Professional Experience – they are the same course with the latter including a placement experience.
Biology degrees have been provided at Coventry University for over 40 years and are taught in our multi-million pound, state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building. This features a suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge industry techniques.
This Master’s course is designed to expand your knowledge of the molecular, biochemical, cell biological and genetic techniques underpinning modern biotechnology and how they can be used to solve real world problems and benefit society.
The programme is composed of a combination of modules which progressively build to the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or Master’s. Core subject areas include cellular molecular biology, genetics, protein biology, bioinformatics, numeracy, statistics and computing and a range of practical laboratory techniques.
Why choose this course?
Over the last 20 years, advances in life sciences, such as the ability to manipulate genetic material, have brought about a revolution and transformation of the biotechnology industry. The disciplines of biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology and molecular biology – all of which are core to biotechnology – represent some of the most rapidly changing, expanding and exciting of the sciences.
International experience opportunities
It is predicted that biotechnology will be a key driver in the world economy and this course has been designed to provide the training and development necessary for global careers within the biotechnology sector. This course attracts like-minded students from all over the world, who are seeking to improve their scientific and laboratory skills in biotechnology, using British standard equipment and gaining extensive practical laboratory time. As such, you are likely to find yourself part of a multicultural learning environment, working alongside students who will share their own professional and personal experiences.
Within the life sciences, biotechnology is a rapidly growing sector and it is predicted that the global expansion in biotechnology will be a key driver in the world economy.
This course is specifically designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a career within biotechnology both in the UK and internationally.
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