University of Portsmouth - MSc Medical Biotechnology

University of Portsmouth

MSc Medical Biotechnology

On this MSc Medical Biotechnology degree, you’ll develop practical and analytical skills in molecular biotechnology, including the exploration of online biological databases, therapeutics, bioinformatics and diagnostics. 

You'll build practical laboratory skills used in academia and industry, and study in a challenging learning environment informed by professional practice, current research and advanced laboratory techniques.

Medical biotechnology is a rapidly expanding industry. With the UK being Europe’s leading biotech hub (McKinsey & Co) and Portsmouth ranked third of all post-1992 universities in the UK for research power, there’s no better time to take your previous studies to postgraduate level.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready for a successful career in research or industry in the biotechnology sector, or in the fields of bioscience or pharmaceutics.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Professional experience and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Career Prospects

When you graduate from our MSc Medical Biotechnology degree course, you'll be qualified for a career within small and medium-sized enterprises and global business in the area of Biotechnology, as well as public and private health service providers. You'll have practical and theoretical skills in Medical Biotechnology, as well as transferable skills as problem-solving and research.

Career opportunities include:

  • Product development
  • Research scientist
  • Diagnostics and pathology lab work
  • PhD study
  • Sales
  • Teaching
  • Clinical trials assistant

  • Data analyst

  • Bone densitometry technician

  • Molecular pathologist

  • Research scientist

  • Account executive

Course Details

Master's degree students may face additional demands, such as work or family responsibilities. The course structure is full-time, with a recommended weekly time of 37 hours, equivalent to a full-time job. This includes 12 hours of on-campus teaching and 25 hours of self-directed study. Master's study is deeper and more specialized than an undergraduate degree, allowing students to focus on a specific topic with academics committed to the subject. Independent study and research are more common, but teaching time is primarily in-person and face-to-face. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, practical work, and assessments through written exams, practical work, problem-solving, presentations, essays, and project work. Students can test their skills and knowledge informally before final assessments, and receive feedback on both practice and formal assessments to improve in the future.

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