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:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
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.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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