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What will I learn?

Biotechnology is the fastest growing research and development sector in the UK. There’s no better time to turn your ambition into a postgraduate qualification that’ll help open doors to an exciting career in the field.

On this MSc Biotechnology degree course, you’ll learn the theory and knowledge you'll need to succeed in the industry. You’ll unpack the molecular tools that are used to solve global issues, and tailor your studies to the areas of biotechnology that match your interests and career ambitions.

As a Master of Biotechnology, you can pursue roles in companies from innovative start ups, to global corporations, taking on roles such as a research scientist, business associate or sales representative. You could also continue studying to PhD level.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

Work with industry, or in an academic environment, choosing subjects that match your aspirations
Develop your practical skills using the latest high-tech research equipment
Unpack a practical and a theoretical understanding of the molecular techniques used in the biotechnology sector

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Which department am I in?

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,400.00 (US$ 21,364) per year
Tuition fees are subject to annual increase. Additional cost may apply. This fee is for 2019/20. There may be slightly increase in 2020/21.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

University of Portsmouth

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,400.00 (US$ 21,364) per year
Tuition fees are subject to annual increase. Additional cost may apply. This fee is for 2019/20. There may be slightly increase in 2020/21.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

January 2021

Venue

University of Portsmouth

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

The University of Portsmouth is one of the top 40 UK universities (Guardian University Guide).

  • 1 of top 100 young universities in the world (THE)
  • 88% student satisfaction with the University (NSS 2017)
  • ‘Gold’ award in Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Invested GBP150m in last 10 years to upgrade amenities