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Biology (Biotechnology) (Year 2 and Year 3 Entry) Honours, B.Sc.

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Biotechnology encompasses the latest discoveries regarding biological molecules, cells and organisms and applies them to problems arising in health, industry and the environment. This discipline continues to expand as technology develops. The Biology (Biotechnology) (Year 2 and Year 3 Entry) Honours programme is offered at Middlesex University.
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Overview

Why study BSc Biology (Biotechnology) at Middlesex University?

Biotechnology encompasses the latest techniques in biological molecules, cells and organisms and applying knowledge of these to problems arising in health, disease, industry and the environment. As a discipline, biotechnology continues to expand as technology develops.

This Biology (Biotechnology) (Year 2 and Year 3 Entry) Honours course has been designed to give you knowledge of biotechnological processes and to explore the applications of biotechnology in industry for food, food products and enzyme production, in plant and animal biotechnology, and in environmental and medical settings. You will acquire the fundamentals of scientific thought together with essential skills and knowledge required for work across a range of biotechnological processes essential for maintenance of life within the developed world.

Course highlights

  • There are placement opportunities for an internship in your third year – which can be completed in the summer or on day release. We will support you with sourcing the best placement or internship for you and making your application
  • A specialist module (Innovation in Bioscience) is dedicated to teaching students how to prepare their ideas for application in the ‘real world’ of biotech industry
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Careers

Biotechnology is a widely applied degree area so careers may lay in areas such as microbiology, drug design and development, biomimetic/organic materials science/ design, fermentation biotechnology, ecotechnology and environmental sciences as well as the pharmaceutical and food and drinks industries.

There are also careers in the environmental sector, water supply and in waste management for example. You may also wish to progress to postgraduate research or to teaching, both at primary and secondary level following a teaching qualification.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Year 2
  • Research Methods and Project Planning 
  • Microbial Life 
  • Biology of Complex Organisms 
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Biochemistry 
  • Microbial Biotechnology 

Year 3

  • Dissertation 
  • Gene technology 
  • Sustainable Biotechnology 
  • Innovation in Biosciences
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology 
  • Gene expression and control 
  • Biology Work Experience
  • Conservation in a Changing World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    72

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General Requirements

  • Your prior achievement in awarded qualifications
  • Predicted achievement in the qualifications you are currently studying
  • Personal statement or statement of purpose for evidence of your motivation and commitment to your subject
  • References about your academic potential and personal qualities
  • Details of time spent at another Higher Education institution, even if the course was not completed.
Qualifications
  • 120 UG Credits at Level 4 for Year 2 Entry
  • 240 UG Credits at Level 5 for Year 3 Entry

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
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  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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