University of Sheffield, UK inviting applications for MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology


The University of Sheffield, UK is inviting applications for MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology program starting in September 2018.

The biotechnological applications of molecular biology underpin major industries in the medical and agricultural sectors. Insights from the study of genetic material are already benefitting the development of new diagnostic tests, therapeutic agents, bioenergy production systems, improved crops and more. The range and value of these developments is rapidly increasing.

This exciting MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology program provides training for bioscience graduates to develop confidence and independence in their practical skills and knowledge relevant to careers in this area. Successful graduates will be ready to undertake further study at PhD level or to enter employment in the biotechnology sector.

Students will learn essential practical skills; study the relevant theory in the Departments of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB) and Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE); and carry out an individual research project, in which they will learn how to design and conduct research, keep records and present the research in different styles.

The masters courses give students a solid grounding in experimental science, with personal supervision and tutorials by experienced scientists, based in modern and well-equipped labs, leading on to a research project in which you design and conduct their own research.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranks Sheffield No 1 for biomedical research and in the UK top five for biological sciences generally.

Eligibility – usually a first class or second class BSc honours degree, or equivalent, in a molecular biology related subject (eg, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, microbiology). Applicants with professional experience may also be considered following interview.

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fee – The annual fee for overseas students starting in 2018 is £21450.

For further information contact – [email protected]