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Discover a master's in Biotechnology at Bath

Learn how to utilise the power of biotechnology to help tackle the world’s biggest challenges in healthcare and environmental sustainability.

Running from Autumn 2023, our new MSc Biotechnology courses (with or without placement) are designed to help you understand how the molecular and cellular mechanisms of biological systems can solve real-world challenges.

Drawing on the expertise of several University departments, you'll gain the skills required for future biotechnology developments in your chosen area.

MSc Biotechnology (Healthcare Technologies)

Learn how biological systems can solve global healthcare challenges, from repairing or regenerating tissues and organs to developing new drugs.

MSc Biotechnology (Sustainable Biotechnologies)

Learn how biological systems can help tackle global issues like engineering renewable energy from biofuels or creating disease-resistant crops for food biosecurity.

Course highlights

  • Study at a Top 10 University
  • Develop specialist knowledge
  • Gain extensive research experience
  • Work in dedicated postgraduate labs
  • Gain professional experience and industry knowledge with an optional placement

Learn through a mixed approach of traditional lectures, online learning, workshops, and seminars. A strong practical element includes an 18-week lab-based project using cutting-edge technology.

Improve your employability with a placement

Take advantage of our links with industry and apply for a science placement during your course.

Going on a placement gives you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge during a year working in industry. You’ll be able to make contacts and try out future career options to see if it’s what you really want to do and broaden your experience and transferable skills, often while earning a salary.

Placements in industry are valuable for developing essential workplace skills such as:

  • Improving your problem-solving abilities
  • Time management
  • Prioritising tasks to meet deadlines.

You’ll also have the chance to put what you’ve learned so far on your course to practical use.

Placement opportunities can’t be guaranteed, but you will receive tailored support from our specialist team to help you secure a placement.

Hear from staff and students

Dr Zoë Burke and Dr Neil Brown from our Department of Life Sciences talk about the importance of Biotechnology to global challenges and explain some of the highlights of the course. Current students on our existing master's also talk about their experiences of studying at Bath.

Related courses

Explore related MSc courses and how to apply for 2023 entry.