Postgraduate study in Biotechnology
What can you study in Biotechnology?
Postgraduate study in Biotechnology provides the necessary academic background for entry into the exciting and emerging biotechnology industry.
Alongside the development of advanced practical knowledge of biotechnology and molecular genetic technologies that are the foundation of modern biotechnology, you will learn about the commercial exploitation of living organisms or their components (such as proteins), and develop your ability to communicate and translate scientific research.
Areas of research interests open to exploration include:
- Aspects of medical technology
- Downstream processing and protein purification
- Fermentation technology
- Managing technology
- The social, legal and ethical place of biotechnology in society
Structuring your postgraduate programme in Biotechnology
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) in Biotechnology
15 points from:
30 points from: BIOSCI 700-702, 736-738, 741, 746, 751-760, 764-765 (see below for course details)
Master of Science (MSc) in Biotechnology 120-point (one-year) research masters
Prior to applying to MSc in Biotechnology you are required to have completed BIOSCI 761 MSc Thesis Proposal.
30 points from:
- BIOSCI 700 Advanced Phylogenetics
- BIOSCI 701 Practical Approaches in Genomics
- BIOSCI 702 Modelling Biological Processes
- BIOSCI 704 Practical Applications of Cell Analysis
- BIOSCI 724 Marine Ecology
- BIOSCI 725 Ecological Physiology
- BIOSCI 727 Aquaculture
- BIOSCI 729 Evolutionary Biology
- BIOSCI 730 Entomology and Biosecurity
- BIOSCI 731 Biogeography
- BIOSCI 733 Molecular Evolution and Conservation Genomics
- BIOSCI 734 Terrestrial Plant Ecology
- BIOSCI 735 Advanced Behavioural Ecology
- BIOSCI 736 Microbial Genomics and Metabolism
- BIOSCI 737 High Resolution Imaging of Biological Molecules
- BIOSCI 738 Advanced Biological Data Analysis
- BIOSCI 739 Dialogues in Biology
- BIOSCI 741 Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- BIOSCI 746 The Molecular Machinery of The Cell
- BIOSCI 749 Ecology of Microbial Interactions
- BIOSCI 751 Plant-microbial Interactions
- BIOSCI 752 Plant Genomics and Biotechnology
- BIOSCI 754 Plant Genomes and Gene Expression
- BIOSCI 755 Genomics and Gene Expression
- BIOSCI 757 Molecular Form, Function and Design
- BIOSCI 758 Development, Differentiation and Disease
- BIOSCI 759 Cell and Molecular Biomedicine
- BIOSCI 760 Biosystematics
- BIOSCI 764 Human Virology
- BIOSCI 765 Translating Biomedical Science into Therapeutic Strategies
Master of Biotechnology (MBiotech)
30 points from:
15 points from
- BIOSCI 701, 704 (see above for course details)
A further 45 points from: BIOSCI 700–702, 736, 738, 741, 746, 749, 751, 752, 754–759, 764, 765, CHEM 738
- BIOTECH 792 Dissertation
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Biotechnology
15 points from:
At least 60 points from: BIOSCI 700-702, 736-738, 741, 746, 751-760, 764-765 (see above for course details)
Up to 30 points from other approved 700 level courses offered at this University.
Where can postgraduate study in Biotechnology take you?
Our graduates are likely to begin their careers as technical and research assistants within fundamental and applied research programmes in biotechnology companies, Crown Research Institutes, pharmaceutical companies, and universities and diagnostic facilities in medicine and agriculture.
Jobs related to Biotechnology:
- Clinical research associate
- Healthcare scientist (genomics, immunology)
- Physician associate
- Plant breeder/ geneticist
- Research scientist (life sciences, medical)
- Science writer
Other Biotechnology pathways
You can choose to keep your Biotechnology specialisation general, or choose a different pathway.
Browse our other Biotechnology pathways to find one that matches your interests:
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