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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 are designed to help you understand how the molecular and cellular mechanisms of biological systems can be applied to solve real-world biological problems.

Drawing on the expertise of several departments across the University, you will learn the skills and expertise required for future developments in biotechnology in the area of your choosing.

MSc Biotechnology (Healthcare Technologies)

Learn how to use biological systems to solve the challenges facing global healthcare, such as repairing or regenerating tissues and organs and the development of new drugs.

MSc Biotechnology (Sustainable Biotechnologies)

Learn how biological systems can be used to tackle global issues, from engineering renewable energy from biofuels to creating disease resistant crops for food biosecurity.

Course highlights

  • Study at a Top 10 University
  • Develop specialist knowledge in biotechnology
  • Gain extensive research experience
  • Work in dedicated postgraduate labs

You’ll learn through a mixed approach of traditional lectures, online learning, workshops, and seminars, with a strong practical element including an 18-week lab-based project using cutting-edge CRISPR technology.

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.

Course listings

Full details of each course and how to apply for 2023 entry.