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Biotechnology with Spanish for Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #9 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Biotechnology with Spanish for Science programme from Imperial College London covers all aspects of the applied biochemistry and biotechnology industries, including commercialising technology, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property and patents, with lectures and case studies from business leaders and academics.
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Overview

This Biotechnology with Spanish for Science programme from Imperial College London allows you to combine your training in biochemistry with study of the Spanish language. 

These classes, taught in Spanish by the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication, focus on the use and presentation of written and oral scientific and technical material in Spanish.

You will also receive an introduction to the theory and practice of translation, alongside further studies in the history, politics, science and technology of Spanish-speaking countries.

In the first two years you will cover core biotechnology modules alongside these classes, including biological chemistry, molecular biology, integrative cell biology and genes and genomics.

You spend your third year studying in a Spanish-speaking university, where you will attend lectures and conduct a research project.In your final year you have increased freedom to follow your own interests by choosing from a wide range of optional modules and completing a research project or dissertation involving a significant element of biotechnology.

Careers

Life sciences graduates enjoy excellent career opportunities. Most of our graduates study for a higher degree in life sciences and many follow careers in the field, particularly in the research and management areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biomedical science, food technology, agrisciences, and pest, disease and environmental management.

Similar opportunities exist for life scientists in government and independent laboratories involved in medical research, public health, forensic investigation, disease research, conservation, and pollution. Some of our graduates also go on to work in medical careers, become teachers, or even work in the media.

Recent graduates of the Department have become:

  • Research Officer, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Television Researcher, BBC
  • Fungicide Biochemist, Syngenta
  • Analyst, Deutsche Bank
  • PhD student, Cambridge University

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    270 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Proteins and Enzymes
  • Spanish for Science
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

A-levels: 

Minimum entry standards

  • A in Chemistry
  • A in Biology, Mathematics or Physics
  • A in another subject

International Baccalaureate:

Minimum entry standards

  • 6 in Chemistry at higher level
  • 6 in Biology, Mathematics or Physics at higher level

Advanced Placements: 

  • 5 in Chemistry
  • 5 in Biology, Physics (1 or 2 or C) or Calculus (AB or BC)
  • 5 in another subject (excluding Art, Music and languages other than English)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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