University of Bedfordshire
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)
Full time - Classroom
September and March
A good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in Honours degree in a medical, biomedical, pharmaceutical, biological, chemical science or a related science subject from a recognised university or HE institution. The university also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with appropriate work experience.
IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subcomponent; OR evidence that you have been instructed and assessed predominantly in English for a significant part of your educational career
Each unit of study has three summative assessment points and when each is marked you will be provided with feedback that is designed to show you where you are meeting/exceeding the standards and where/how you can/should make further improvement. The final assessment in each of the taught units is a formal written examination.
Other assessments will include laboratory reports, research proposals, poster/oral presentations. The research project is assessed in three parts: first, the use and maintenance of a project notebook; second, production of a formal project dissertation; and finally, an oral presentation with associated question and answering session.
MSc by research â€“ a practical, research based mastersâ€™ degree. PhD research in biotechnology or a related area.
Research and development in industry, academia or government laboratories.
Reasons for choosing this course
The aim of the course is to provide you with an understanding of how microbes can be used to benefit humankind. New technologies in molecular biology, microbiology and computational biology will be taught and it will be shown how these methodologies are applied in biotechnology industries and the underlying biochemistry explained at an advanced level. A laboratory based project will be offered in one of the four taught themes – (i) molecular biology, (ii) computational biology, (iii) applied microbiology and (iv) analytical biology to provide our graduates with the laboratory skills required for subsequent employment in biotech/pharmaceutical industries or academia.
The course has been designed to develop you as a graduate who is able to:
In addition to the formally assessed aspects of the course, all students are provided with additional training and other opportunities that can boost your skills and attractiveness to employers. For example:
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates should be able to:-
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