B.Sc. Biotechnology

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • GBP10350 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Greenwich | London, United Kingdom
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 of Biotechnology

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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.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 10350 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
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

IELTS take IELTS test
6
CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score
550

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.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Biotechnology

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 for Biotechnology

No work experience is required.

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