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Queen's University Belfast MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Queen's University Belfast

MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Belfast, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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GBP 23,150 *


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Biotechnology is the exploitation of living systems or molecules from them for commercial gain. Although the word 'biotechnology' is only a few decades old, humankind has been using biotechnology for millennia, for example in baking, brewing and sewage treatment.

Modern biotechnologies rely on our increasing ability to manipulate organisms at the genetic level and include novel waste treatments and bioremediations, new pharmaceuticals, the exploitation of enzymes in 'green catalysis' and exciting new diagnostic techniques. In the 20th century, our lives were transformed by information technology; the 21st century may see an equally great transformation, but this time led by biotechnology.

This Master's degree aims to teach the fundamental molecular bioscience underpinning biotechnology along with examples of its current applications.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 31st July 2022 for courses that commence in late September. In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal.

Please note a deposit may be required to guarantee a place on the course. Due to high demand, applications may not be considered if the course has reached its maximum class size and will be placed on a waiting list.

Molecular Biology And Biotechnology Highlights

The School of Biological Sciences was the first school of Biological Sciences in the UK to achieve a prestigious Athena SWAN Gold award.

World-Class Facilities

  • The School is well equipped and carries out internationally competitive research in microbial, environmental and medical biotechnology.

Student Experience

  • Students will be offered a selection of research project titles covering various aspects of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Students will join a research laboratory and work full time in a real research environment for 3 months in the summer. Students will be directly supervised by a member of the research team.

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