School of Science, University of Greenwich, London/ United Kingdom

B.Sc. Biotechnology

The courses are carefully tailored to cover the knowledge gap in fields such as gene therapy, drug design, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering for plants, animals and micro-organisms, bioinformatics and fermentation technology. Our programme seeks to graduate biotechnologists who are armed not only with the academic knowledge but also with the skills and abilities to work in the challenging biotechnology industries.

Description

Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary subject that brings together aspects of chemistry, biology and cell biology and is one of the most demanding and rapidly growing fields in science. Since the discovery of recombinant DNA in the early 1970s and the subsequent development of genetic engineering technologies, it has supported daily life in many ways, ranging from the development of new medicines and drugs (for example, insulin for diabetics) to the farming of transgenic plants and animals as well as the clean-up of environmental pollutants.

The courses are carefully tailored to cover the knowledge gap in fields such as gene therapy, drug design, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering for plants, animals and micro-organisms, bioinformatics and fermentation technology. Our programme seeks to graduate biotechnologists who are armed not only with the academic knowledge but also with the skills and abilities to work in the challenging biotechnology industries.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To equip students with the scientific background and laboratory experience necessary for employment as well-educated biotechnologists in fields of biotechnology, including medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental and industrial biotechnology
  • To develop graduates who have a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem-solving in the field of biotechnology
  • To prepare graduates to work independently and use initiative to solve the diverse problems they may encounter.
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Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 10350 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36  months
Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Basic Chemistry for Life Sciences (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Biotechnology (15 credits)
  • Fundamental Biology and Physiology (30 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 credits)
  • Practical and Professional Skills (30 credits)

Year 2

  • Intermediate Biotechnology (30 credits)
  • Instrumental Analysis (15 credits)
  • Molecular and General Genetics (15 credits)
  • Cell and Microbial Biology (30 credits)
  • Investigations in Biotechnology (15 credits)
  • Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)

Year 3

  • Biotechnology Research Project (30 credits)
  • Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
  • Readings in Biotechnology (30 credits)
  • Proteomics and Genomics (30 credits)
  • Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (15 credits)

English Language Requirements

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM A-levels in biology and chemistry

OR BTEC National, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications

PLUS five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent qualifications.

• We welcome applications from mature students.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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