One-stop shop for Indian students interested in overseas education Enroll at one of our trusted Uni partners from Australia, US, UK and other countries Call us free on
1 800 103 2581

Biotechnology MSc University of Glasgow




COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

Course info


Help solve real world problems with advanced practical knowledge underpinning modern biotechnology and molecular genetic technologies. The aim of this programme is to train you in a broad range of topics including environmental biotechnology, synthetic biology, plant engineering, stem cell therapies and vaccine development.


  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • Extensive laboratory-based teaching covering a wide range of practical skills in molecular biology, microbiology, synthetic biology, protein expression, protein purification and more.
  • Gain a sound understanding of the nature of business based on bioscience knowledge and research, their opportunities for innovation and regulatory requirement constraints, intellectual property and ethical issues.
  • Learn to assess current literature, be encouraged to form opinions based on scientific merit, and implement these ideas in future research planning.
  • Taught by experts in the field of Biotechnology who run active, internationally recognised, research groups here at Glasgow.
  • Network within the industry through site visits, guest lectures and an 'Industrial Networking Symposium' where representatives from the European biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry discuss their companies and answer questions on working in the industrial sector.
  • Receive hands-on experience of diverse biotechnological research skills with a strong laboratory component making up the programme throughout the year.
  • Get valuable training through our flexible, independent, research project for students wishing to proceed to a PhD or into an industrial career. This may also be completed as a business-based project.
  • Opportunities to carry out a 10-week lab-based research project in a research intensive university.
  • Wide choice of research projects.
  • Lectures in industrial and environmental microbiology, protein expression, synthetic biology, optogenetics, bioremediation and other applications of biotechnology.
  • A choice of courses on plant biotechnology, omics technologies or bioimaging.
  • Gain transferable skills in science writing and presentations; reading and interpeting the scientific literature; experimental design, data handling, data analysis, and reporting of results.


Enjoy excellent career opportunities in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industrial sectors.

Many of our students follow a career path in:

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food technology
  • Environmental management and agricultural sciences
  • Others go on to study PhD’s.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Biotechnology MSc.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£24,540.00 (25,17,183) per year

Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only. Additional fees applicable.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,


Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirement for international students

A second-class Honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area – biology, microbiology, biotechnology or biochemistry – although applicants with a degree in other areas may be considered. Professional experience may also be taken into account. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): 6.5 with no sub-test under 6.0. ibTOEFL: 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.