Queen's University Belfast: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

InstitutionQueen's University Belfast View institution profile
Department School of Biological Sciences View department profile
Web http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/MHLS/PGSol
Email askmhls@qub.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

Biotechnology is the exploitation of living systems or molecules from them for commercial gain. Although the word 'biotechnology' is only a few decades old, humankind has been using biotechnology for millennia, for example in baking, brewing and sewage treatment.

Modern biotechnologies rely on our increasing ability to manipulate organisms at the genetic level and include novel waste treatments and bioremediations, new pharmaceuticals, the exploitation of enzymes in 'green catalysis' and exciting new diagnostic techniques. In the 20th century our lives were transformed by information technology; the 21st century may see an equally great transformation, but this time led by biotechnology.

This Masters degree aims to teach the fundamental molecular bioscience underpinning biotechnology along with examples of its current applications.

MSc

Queen’s University Belfast
Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences

 

Overview
The Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences at Queen’s University has a reputation for excellence in education and research - a reputation which is reflected in our position in the Top 200 Universities in the World (QS World Rankings 2019).

Our hope is that students from around the world will join with us to both learn and also bring new ideas and approaches to help drive forward our ambitions to enhance and advance life.

Through our education and research, we strive to address some of the world ...

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