MSc Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical biotechnology is the science that covers all technologies required for the production, manufacturing and registration of biotechnological drugs. Advances in recombinant genetics facilitate the routine cloning of genes and create genetically modified organisms that can be used in industrial production.
Pharmaceutical biotechnology is a rapidly evolving and multidisciplinary field. This Mater's programme will focus on the new developments in the production of proteins, organisms, DNA-based vaccines, therapeutic proteins, downstream processing and characterisation, bioinformatics, advanced molecular principles, and research methods.
The programme will also produce graduates with a critical and analytical capability and a flexible approach to problem solving. Biotechnology is developing rapidly; there is a major emphasis on product- and process-oriented biotechnological research and development for applications in agriculture, industry and the health sector.
These applications will bring benefits for society and are increasingly recognised by governments, industry and financial institutions. Our programme will help to address the expanding demand from international markets for graduates with an excellent knowledge of biotechnology.
Aims of the programme
Entry requirementspplicants should have: A UK honours degree in biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry or other relevant field, normally at 2.1 or above (or equivalent). Students who do not have English as their first language must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another recognised language testing system. Alternatively, students can enter via the University of Greenwich International Pre-Masters' Programme. Applicants from other backgrounds may be considered.
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Last updated May 18, 2016