Biotechnology 12 months Postgraduate Program By Loughborough University |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 151-200QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

28,750 GBPTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - Chemical

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Our interdisciplinary Biotechnology programme focuses on the application of engineering and technology to biological problems.

Biotechnology is a fast growing, dynamic sector of the bio-economy and this programme has been designed to further develop your scientific and engineering knowledge to meet the demand for highly skilled scientists within the biotechnology industry. Upon completion of the programme you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills to biological engineering problems.

As a biotechnology-focused engineer, you will help to improve the world around us by tackling global issues in bioprocessing, healthcare and medicine. For example, in developing processes to make sustainable products such as biofuels or foods from biological resources, the manufacturing of vaccines and antibiotics, or the creation of medical and environmental technology solutions to help people achieve a better quality of life. This may also include developing new medicines using DNA technology or improving methods of drug delivery in order to improve healthcare for the population.

This programme includes a high proportion of practical work which provides valuable experience for your career. You will also gain knowledge and understanding of modern biotechnology principles, with practical insights into current manufacturing and biomedical applications.

You will be immersed in our research-intensive culture and will complete your own biotechnology-focused research project. This will take up around a third of your course, working alongside our internationally respected research teams, and helping you to gain solid practical and theoretical skills to boost your chosen career trajectory.

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - Chemical

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Our interdisciplinary Biotechnology programme focuses on the application of engineering and technology to biological problems.

Biotechnology is a fast growing, dynamic sector of the bio-economy and this programme has been designed to further develop your scientific and engineering knowledge to meet the demand for highly skilled scientists within the biotechnology industry. Upon completion of the programme you will be able to apply your knowledge and skills to biological engineering problems.

As a biotechnology-focused engineer, you will help to improve the world around us by tackling global issues in bioprocessing, healthcare and medicine. For example, in developing processes to make sustainable products such as biofuels or foods from biological resources, the manufacturing of vaccines and antibiotics, or the creation of medical and environmental technology solutions to help people achieve a better quality of life. This may also include developing new medicines using DNA technology or improving methods of drug delivery in order to improve healthcare for the population.

This programme includes a high proportion of practical work which provides valuable experience for your career. You will also gain knowledge and understanding of modern biotechnology principles, with practical insights into current manufacturing and biomedical applications.

You will be immersed in our research-intensive culture and will complete your own biotechnology-focused research project. This will take up around a third of your course, working alongside our internationally respected research teams, and helping you to gain solid practical and theoretical skills to boost your chosen career trajectory.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

180+
6.5+
67+
92+
A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in engineering.
1 Year
Oct

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

13,000 GBP
-

International Students

28,750 GBP
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More programs from the university

We offer a fantastic range of undergraduate courses as well as a comprehensive range of foundation courses and the International Foundation Programme.

Every undergraduate course has the option to undertake a placement year, which involves a year working in industry either in the UK or overseas. Some courses also offer the option to study abroad at an overseas university.

There are various Bachelor’s degrees available depending on your chosen course, including:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
  • Master’s in Science (MSci)
  • Master’s in Engineering (MEng)
  • Master’s in Chemistry (MChem)
  • Master’s in Planning (MPlan)


For more information on all our courses and the opportunities associated with them, visit our undergraduate study pages.

We offer a range of postgraduate qualifications at our Loughborough and London campuses, including taught master’s programmes and doctoral qualifications.

Taught programmes:

Our taught programmes include postgraduate certificates (PGCert) worth 120 credits, postgraduate diplomas (PGDip) worth 150 credits and 180 credit master’s degrees, such as MSc, MA and MBA qualifications where you will complete a final research or a work-based project.

Research programmes:

We offer a wide range of doctoral qualifications across our schools, departments and institutes. These include:

  • PhD
  • EngD
  • PhD by Practice
  • PhD in Creative Writing


A PhD or EngD is the highest academic qualification that you can achieve. Your research must make a significant, original contribution to new knowledge, building on your critical appreciation of existing knowledge of the subject.

For more information on all our postgraduate degrees both in Loughborough and London, visit our postgraduate study pages.

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