Course summary

Our established programme in Biotechnology, which has been extensively updated, includes a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques and how biotechnology can be used by today's society. You will complement your theoretical studies with hands-on experience of fully controlled fermenters that are up to pilot-plant scale and are linked to modern monitoring and control systems.
You will study a range of subjects in considerable depth, including bioactive compounds, industrial bioprocesses, microbial physiology and fermentation technology, microbial production of novel metabolites, monitoring and control of fermentation, topics in biotechnology, and types of bioreactors.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Core Modules

  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Industrial And Environmental Biotechnology
  • Postgraduate Research Methods
  • Postgraduate Project
  • Science, Technology And Commercialisation

Option Modules

  • Communicating Science
  • Extended Postgraduate Project
  • Molecular Bioinformatics
  • Molecular And Cellular Therapeutics
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Systems Biology

Entry Requirements

You must have a good (at least a lower second class) BSc Honours in Biological Sciences or a related discipline, a professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience or an equivalent qualification deemed suitable by the course team. If you are applying for part-time study, you will normally be working in a relevant area and will require written support from your employer including confirmation that facilities will be available in your workplace for you to carry out your research project.

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in each element. During the induction stage of the course, if you do not have English as your first language, you will need to complete Academic English screening and any resulting recommended Academic English support activity.

Careers

Career path

Students normally find employment in the biotechnology industry e.g.

  • Upstream/Downstream processing
  • Quality Assurance, Quality Control
  • Process Development / Technology Transfer
  • Research and Development, eg involving strain improvement
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales e.g. Technical Sales Representatives / Account managers
  • Academia, eg teaching or further study to PhD degree

Career development centre

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated February 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sept. 2019
Duration
1 year
Full-time
Price
13,500 GBP
international - UK/EU: £9,000 (per academic year)
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