Masters in Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a discipline that unites science and technology to develop breakthrough products and technologies. These products and technologies are focused on medicine, health, food, and the environment. You will explore biological science, the technologies that are currently being used in the area, as well as the developments that may affect future discoveries.

About Biotechnology


The accreditation of a degree in biotechnology will depend on where you choose to study. It will also be affected by your level of study. At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Science (MSc), or a Master of Research (MRes). Further study will award research degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £11,000

Topics Covered


A postgraduate degree, such as an MSc, will build on the knowledge gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will cover more complex and specialist areas of biotechnology. Modules and specialisms might include molecular biochemistry, medical microbiology, cancer, bioinformatics, and synthetic biology. Assessment methods could include written work, presentations, exams, and a final major research project.