Work at the forefront of biosciences, using biotechnology to help tackle the world’s biggest challenges in health, food biosecurity and environmental sustainability.
Biosciences research has a huge impact on helping people live longer and healthier lives. With the World Economic Forum identifying healthcare as one of the top 10 Global Challenges for 2030, there is a growing demand for specialists in this field.
This course provides you with a broad understanding of the molecular basis of biological systems, with a focus on how biotechnology can improve human health and disease, food biosecurity and sustainable biotechnologies.
- Study at a Top 10 University, on a course designed in consultation with clinical and industrial partners to give you the skills employers are looking for.
- Develop extensive knowledge in your specialist area of biotechnology, as well as a broad understanding of molecular biosciences.
- Gain extensive research experience by carrying out two separate research projects.
- Work in dedicated postgraduate labs to give you the laboratory exposure and specialist skills required by industry.
- Work with leading researchers from both the Department of Biology & Biochemistry and our new Milner Centre for Evolution.
- Further strengthen your employability with a project addressing the challenges of global environment sustainability, applying skills related to either entrepreneurship, teaching, media and communication, or public engagement.
- Get support from your dedicated Personal Tutor who you can go to for academic and non-academic support.
Specialise in biotechnology
A rapidly advancing area, biotechnology harnesses the core principles of bioengineering to generate controlled processes or products related to the biopharmaceutical, industrial, healthcare, food or agro-industries. It covers a broad range of subjects from biochemistry, genetic and metabolic engineering, molecular cell biology, structural biology, systems and synthetic biology.
Areas of study could include the application of biotechnology in metabolic engineering, biopharmaceuticals, biomedicine, biocatalysis and algal biotechnologies in the production of biofuels or animal/industrial feedstocks.
You'll be based within the Medical and Industrial Biotechnology research group where you’ll work with researchers who collaborate with the Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and the Centre for Therapeutic Innovation.
You'll undertake two research projects; a group project based in the lab and a lab-based or non-lab based project, working with a researcher in the department. These projects will give you extensive research experience, helping you stand out when applying for jobs or a PhD. Examples of projects include:
- Structural biology of proteins involved in normal and disease processes
- Developing a biotechnology tool for predicting biopharmaceutical stability
You’ll graduate with the specialist knowledge and employability skills for a career in further research, such as a PhD, or roles in academic, clinical, industrial or commercial sectors anywhere in the world.
Recent examples of graduate roles include a Healthcare Scientist, an Analyst, a Production Technician and an Agricultural Engineer.
Who is this course for?
This course is for you if you’ve graduated from any bioscience, medical, veterinary or related discipline and you’re interested in specialising in a career within the field of molecular microbiology.
We also offer the Molecular Biosciences course with specialisms in Microbiology, Bioinformatics and Medical Biosciences.
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