This is a multidisciplinary degree that brings together aspects of chemistry, biology and cell biology. The courses are carefully tailored to cover the knowledge in key fields such as gene therapy, drug design, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering for plants, animals and micro-organisms, and bio-informatics. The purpose of this programme is to serve the needs of international and local students who require additional training relevant to their professional development.
This degree provides a programme of study for appropriately qualified and experienced graduates. It produces graduates with a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem-solving, enhancing laboratory and professional competence and enabling students to work independently and use their initiative in solving the diverse problems they encounter.
This programme helps you to obtain a creative attitude to the development and manufacture of biotechnology products. The intention is that skills and knowledge can be more readily transferred to professional activities.
The aims of the programme are:
To provide students with subject-specific knowledge, as well as a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem-solving in the field of biotechnology;
To provide students with enhanced practical and professional skills and thus prepare them effectively for professional employment or doctoral studies in the field of biotechnology;
To enable students to work independently and use initiative to solve the diverse problems they may encounter;
- To instil a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of biotechnology.
- Biotechnology Research Projects (60 credits)
- Bioinformatics (30 credits)
- Research Methods and Data management (30 credits)
- English Language Support (for Postgraduate students in the School of Science)
- Applied Molecular Biology (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.
- Biotechnology and Transgenic Crops (30 credits)
- Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (30 credits)