Master of Science in Biotechnology (Awarded by Northumbria University, UK)

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

Program Description

Master of Science in Biotechnology (Awarded by Northumbria University, UK)

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing fields within applied sciences, having applications from the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, through to the enhancement of food production. Due to the potential impact on human life, the importance of biotechnology is currently very high in both the public and scientific agenda.

The main focus of the course will be on Molecular Biotechnology. Molecular biology, (molecular) Genetics and Bioinformatics form the ‘backbone’ of biotechnology and different aspects of these feature in a number of modules. A thorough understanding of the link between DNA, RNA and protein is pivotal. You will study gene expression and protein production and purification, and applications thereof in different biotechnological fields. In addition to developing subject-based expertise and skills, you will consider the many global issues associated with recent biotechnological advances.

This course will give you access to a field of study which will have a major impact on the future of science. It is specifically designed to expand your knowledge and insight in the science underpinning biotechnological principles. In addition, it will help you to apply knowledge and skills in addressing specific biotechnological problems in the fields of medical, industrial, microbial and plant biotechnology.

The course will enhance your career opportunities in the biotechnological industries, enabling you to take full advantage of opportunities that will ensue from the expansion of this area and/or prepare you for further academic research.

Methods of Assessment

Modules will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations depending on the individual module’s objectives.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities in specialised areas include:

  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Research and Development
  • Veterinary Industry
  • Agricultural Industry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Product Manufacturing and Production
  • Bioinformatics
  • Educational Institutions

Module Descriptions

  • Graduate Science Research Methods (CORE, 20 Credits)
  • Bioinformatics (CORE, 20 Credits)
  • Molecular Biology (CORE, 20 Credits)
  • Industrial Biotechnology (CORE, 20 Credits)
  • Medical Biotechnology (CORE, 20 Credits)
  • Plant Biotechnology (CORE, 20 Credits)
  • MSc Molecular and Cellular Science Project (CORE, 60 Credits)

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be of age 21 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:
  • A minimum of a recognised lower second class Honours degree (2:2) in a science-based or an equivalent qualification which includes experience in genetics, molecular biology and/or their relevant areas. Those with other appropriate qualifications may seek admission into the programme on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements

  • English Language Requirements Applicants should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent for entry into this programme. Candidates who completed the first degree from a recognised institution (where programmes are taught and assessed in English) are normally regarded as demonstrating the required English proficiency.

All decisions regarding acceptance of candidates to the course will be made by Northumbria University

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 10, 2018
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This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2019
Duration
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12 months
Full time
Price
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28,890 SGD
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Singapore - Singapore
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