Edinburgh Napier University

Biotechnology courses

Edinburgh Napier University

Medical Biotechnology - Msc

About this course

Our course is designed to enhance your career in the medical or pharmaceutical biotechnology sectors in a variety of research, product and technology development and leadership roles.

Medical Biotechnology will equip you with broad theoretical knowledge and critical understanding of advanced principles in biotechnology. 

You'll also gain the practical skills required to underpin a career within a business or research environment.

Course details

This course provides detailed knowledge of key concepts in cell technology, bioprocessing and molecular analysis and how these approaches are applied in areas of specific relevance to medical and pharmaceutical applications such as drug design and discovery, immunology and microbial infection.

You’ll explore and critically evaluate the technologies driving discovery and modification of natural compounds for use in medicine, the relationship between progress in our understanding of disease and the development of diagnostics and treatments, as well as the application of theoretical concepts to the use of biological systems for production of drugs.

Business and entrepreneurship are also a core feature of this programme.

You’ll address themes that influence the success of any biotechnology venture such as intellectual property, bioethics, sustainability and public perception through the development of a novel business concept.

There is an emphasis on developing your practical laboratory skills with various opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of current techniques and practices such as mammalian cell culture and fermentation. In your final trimester you’ll undertake an independent project within a vibrant research team, allowing you to apply and further develop your technical, research and professional skills. There may be the opportunity to conduct your research project externally in a relevant organisation or bio-industry.

You’ll also develop key skills including communication, problem solving, team work, project management, and leadership.

Careers

  • Laboratory-based or research management and product development work in a variety of industries ranging from multi-national companies to smaller biotechnology enterprises in the medical, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and biochemical sectors.
  • Opportunities may also exist in contract research companies and service providers to the biotechnology sector, in addition to research institutes and local government.
  • Further study in a research setting: graduates will be qualified to continue to PhD studies in the bio-molecular sciences.
Duration : 1 Year
Intake : Sep/Jan
Level : Postgraduate
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)
Tuition & fees :
₹ 1,417,950
£ 15,755
Total :
₹ 1,417,950
£ 15,755
Course eligibility

The entry requirements for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in bio-molecular sciences such as: biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and biomedical sciences.

We may consider degree equivalent or lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience gained in biotechnology related industries and research laboratories.

You will be eligible to apply if you have gained one of the following:

  • A bachelor general / pass (3 year) degree with 60% or above
  • A bachelor special / honours degree (3 year) with 55% or above
  • A bachelor degree (4 year) in a professional subject with 55% or above


IELTS (Academic)

6.0 overall, with no component below 5.5

TOEFL Internet Based Test

80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing

Pearson’s Test of Academic English

56 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component

IELTS : 6.0
TOEFL : 80
PTE : 56

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