University of Liverpool

Life Sciences and Technology are an integral part of the global economy. The programme has been designed with input from major industry players to ensure that current skill gaps and emerging skill needs are being addressed.This programme will provide you with in-depth scientific knowledge of the subject and its application. It will equip you with a strong background in biology, statistical analyses, computing skills, and knowledge necessary to work in different areas of biotechnology. You will be taught by our internationally renowned scientists, in collaboration with internationally excellent Research Centres, including the University of Liverpool Computational Biology Facility, the newly established Centre for Metabolomics, the Centre for Proteomics, and the Centre for Genomic Research and the Materials Innovation Factory.This programme provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a professional scientist in your chosen area of biotechnology. It has been specifically designed to enhance students’ careers in different biotechnology sectors in a variety of research, product and technology development, and leadership roles.If Biotechnology is your interest, upon successful completion of the MSc you may wish to continue with your education by studying for a PhD.

Entry Requirements

Normally, at least a 2.1 Honours degree in a Biological Sciences subject or equivalent. Candidates must have a scientific background acceptable to the Progrmme Director. Candidates from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate an ability of English Language equivalent to IELTS 6.5.Applications from international students are especially encouraged. International qualifications will be evaluated in line using the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liverpool.ac.uk/international for English language requirements specific to your country.If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Presessional EAP programmes. Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes: www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre/If you require additional English language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-languagecentre/ielts

Closing Date

There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.