University of Sheffield

This course is designed to develop your technical skills, confidence, and autonomy to enable you to lead innovation across the fast-moving biotechnology industry.Throughout your studies you’ll be exposed to the diverse areas of biology and engineering, with your module choices allowing you to integrate molecular science with chemical and biological engineering modules. Lectures and seminars delivered by academic experts will provide you with a unique perspective on the cutting edge techniques and the collaborative research being performed in these areas.Through research-focused training, you’ll develop skills in planning and carrying out your own experiments, solving scientific problems in a research environment and receive extensive training in modern laboratory techniques, including CRISPR genome editing, molecular cloning, organism handling, DNA sequence analysis, PCR, SDS-PAGE and western blotting.

Entry requirements

  • You need to have successfully completed at least three years of your current Medicine course before the start date of the intercalated masters degree
  • You need to have a three year average GPA of 4.0 out of 5.0 (where your course is graded differently we will consider equivalent grades)
  • If your GPA (or equivalent) is lower, we may still consider your application subject to successfully completing an interview
  • If you are an international student, you must also meet the course english language requirements as specified in the prospectus.

As an external student, please ensure you are eligible to be released for an intercalated masters degree by your university. Timelines and processes will vary by university.

Closing date

Most of our courses will accept applications up to May each year for intercalating students. This will vary depending on your circumstances and the capacity on our courses, therefore the sooner you apply, the sooner you could secure a place. You should also factor in any internal deadlines or processes with your university to confirm that you can be released to take an intercalated masters degree.