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Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology

University of Edinburgh

Venues

King's Buildings Campus

Content

This academically challenging and career-developing programme focuses on research and development using biological and chemical principles and systems to create new products, services and industries.

You will employ elements of the developing field of synthetic biology to bring about significant changes and major innovations that address the challenges of rapidly changing human demographics, resource shortages, energy economy transition and the concomitant growth in demand for more and healthier food, sustainable fuel cycles, and a cleaner environment.

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. You should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular biology and the related sciences.

Your application may also be considered if you have a background in engineering (particularly bioengineering), physics or mathematics.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Faculty

College of Science and Engineering

Department

Biological Sciences

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General