Welcome to MSc Biotechnology
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Research Project and Topics
Independent research projects are often linked to research specialisms within the School of Life Sciences. These include microbiology and biotechnology, cancer and ageing, evolution and ecology, diabetes, metabolism and inflammation, and animal behaviour cognition and welfare.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
The biotechnology industry recruits qualified individuals for a broad range of roles, from sales and marketing, to research and development, manufacturing, and quality control and assurance.
Research and diagnostic laboratories, either public or private, also recruit individuals with advanced knowledge on current biotechnology aspects and who are trained in modern biotechnology techniques.
To help enhance employability, students are able to access training and support to develop a broad range of professional and research skills, including science communication and dissemination, scientific writing, and career planning.
"Studying the Biotechnology Master's at the University of Lincoln made me more confident in independent research. It was the perfect progression on from an undergraduate course in terms of critical thinking and problem solving, but with support available when needed."Imogen Napper, MSc Biotechnology graduate
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