Master Medical Biotechnology

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  • Objectives
    This course will give you awareness of the molecular biology, fermentation and engineering processes involved in producing current and new therapeutic agents and the need for containment and validation of those processes. You will obtain a broad grounding in fundamental subjects central to medical biotechnology.
  • Entry requirements
    You should normally have an Honours degree in biological sciences, biotechnology, biochemical engineering or a related discipline; or equivalent qualifications that may be accepted. If your first language is not English you should normally have attained the equivalent of an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each of the four components; or TOEFL (paper) score of at least 600 plus TOEFL written test at Grade 4.5 or above; TOEFL (computer based test) of at least 250; or Cambridge Proficiency, Grade B.
  • Academic title
    MSc Medical Biotechnology
  • Course description
    Demand for process technology specialists in the pharmaceutical industries is rising. Research and development of new "biological" pharmaceuticals is often carried out by small to medium enterprises under contract to large pharmaceutical companies.

    Course Content
    Core modules:
    Bioprocess Technology
    Industrial Microbiology
    Molecular Diagnostics
    Recombinant DNA Technology

    Options: (choose one)
    Biotechnology and Business
    Molecular Therapeutics

    A research project is also required for successful completion of the MSc. This may be carried out at your place of employment if you study part-time.

    Teaching and Assessment
    Teaching takes the form of traditional lectures (including some given by visiting experts), tutorials and workshops. Some modules include practical sessions. Group working is encouraged. Examinations are set and coursework is assessed. Coursework is varied and includes group and individual seminar presentations, essays, practical reports, workshops and preparation of articles for journals. Work undertaken in the research project is reported in a 10,000 word dissertation.

    Associated Careers
    The course is aimed at those aspiring to be researchers and managers in the pharmaceutical industry.

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