This programme study how microbes are manipulated to ‘overproduce’ by-products of their metabolism that can be harvested and purified for a range of important applications. Microbial ‘cell factories’ are used to produce drugs for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, hemophilia, cancer, and infections. The Biotechnology BSc provides a broad-focused grounding in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biotechnology and biochemical engineering alongside experience of the experiment skills essential for future research. The programme is designed to equip graduates for a career in this new and exciting discipline, which has developed out of some of the most dramatic scientific discoveries of the last 30 years.

Opportunity:

  • Research Technician
  • Lab Assistant in a biotechnology firm
  • Trainee Science Teacher
  • Analyst for an international organization
  • Medical Laboratory sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Food Industry