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