Undergraduate study in Biotechnology

What can you study in the BSc Biological Sciences – Biotechnology pathway?

We offer Biotechnology as a dedicated pathway within the Biological Sciences major. This means that you’ll study a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Sciences, and you can choose to take a group of courses with a focus on Biotechnology.

In the Biotechnology pathway you can study some of the following topics:

  • Biochemistry
  • Fermentation technology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Medical technology
  • Microbiology
  • The social, legal and ethical place of biotechnology in society

The Biotechnology pathway provides you with a strong foundation in biological sciences, biotechnology and entrepreneurship. The programme enables you to be taught by specialists from the Faculty of Science, the Business School and the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Structuring your Biotechnology pathway

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Where can the Biotechnology pathway take you?

The Biotechnology pathway can provide you with an appropriate academic background for a professional career in the traditional and emerging biotechnology industries. Standards are high, but career prospects are excellent; you will build a strong foundation in the biological and engineering basis of biotechnology and learn about new technologies in the field.

Jobs related to Biotechnology

  • Biotechnology companies
  • Brewing, dairy and other traditional fermentation industries
  • Crown Research Institutes
  • Diagnostic facilities in medicine and agriculture
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Universities

Further study options

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