University of Aberdeen: Industrial Biotechnology

InstitutionUniversity of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition View department profile
Telephone 01224 272090
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The MSc in Industrial Biotechnology will provide students with in-depth training in life sciences and technologies through delivery of a focussed teaching experience that includes a placement with industry-relevant training. The focus of the MSc Industrial Biotechnology programme is to provide you with specific training to address the skills gap identified by the Biopharma/Life sciences industry. As part of the programme you will undertake an industrial placement rather than the more traditional research project. The placement will have direct relevance to industry needs and you will have access to a wide range of opportunities either within the university or with external spin-out companies, local SMEs or Medical laboratories.

You will choose from a range of courses including advanced courses in biotechnology, bioinformatics and bio-business, alongside statistics, microbiology and microbial biochemistry. Upon graduation you will be equipped with the key skills and knowledge to pursue a career in biopharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors and to meet the growing demands of those industries for good quality, highly skilled graduates and contribute to the UK knowledge-based economy.


University of Aberdeen
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences, and Nutrition provides a dynamic, world-class teaching, learning and research environment creating opportunities for greater knowledge and scientific discovery that will underpin maintaining good health and the treatment of disease.

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