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Department of Biology & Biochemistry Programme Catalogue 2022/23

TSBB-AFM49: MSc Molecular Biosciences (Biotechnology)

Leading to the award of:

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

[Page last updated: 02 August 2022]

Assessment Regulations
Applicable assessment regulations:
Applicable NFAAR appendices:
Appendix 11
Approved exemptions:
Yes - see NFAAR documentation for further details
DAPS and exit awards:
TSBB-AFL49: PG Dip Molecular Biosciences (Biotechnology)
TSBB-AFC49: PG Cert Molecular Biosciences (Biotechnology)
Programme progression requirement:
Total taught and dissertation/project credits:
Taught credits: 60; Project credits: 30

Please consult your programme handbook or contact your Director of Studies for further information on assessment regulations

Year 1

Academic Year: Project/Dissertation Units

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
BB50243 Research project 2 30 Credits

Academic Year: Taught Units

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
BB50240 Broadening horizons 10 Credits
BB50241 Research project 1A 15 Credits
BB50246 Advances in molecular biotechnology 20 Credits
Designated Essential Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
ECTS Credits
BB50255 Medical biotechnology 15 Credits
BB50256 Plant biotechnology 15 Credits


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