MSc Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

University of Greenwich

Program Description

MSc Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

University of Greenwich

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

  • To provide students with an understanding of the subject specific knowledge, as well as a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem-solving in the field of pharmaceutical biotechnology
  • To provide students with enhanced practical and professional skills and thus prepare students effectively for professional employment or doctoral studies in the field of biotechnology
  • To enable students to work independently and use initiative in solving the diverse problems that may be encountered
  • To instill a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of biotechnology.


  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (30 credits)
  • 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)

    Entry requirements

    pplicants 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.
  • This school offers programs in:
    • English

    Last updated October 8, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Sept. 2017
    1 year
    Full time
    12,100 GBP
    Start date Sept. 2017
    United Kingdom Medway, England
    Application deadline Request Info
    End date Request Info
    Duration 1 year
    Price 12,100 GBP