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Middlesex University

Biology (Biotechnology)

UCAS Code: J700

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Including 32 points or above in Biology

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher) in a Science based subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

In a Science based subject.

UCAS Tariff

112
83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Biotechnology

From the development of innovative gene therapies and novel drugs to improving washing powders so they neutralise bacteria at lower temperatures, biotechnological research shapes the development of the world we live in. Biotechnology encompasses the latest discoveries regarding biological molecules, cells and organisms and applies them to problems arising in health, industry and the environment. This discipline continues to expand as technology develops.**Why study BSc Biology (Biotechnology) at Middlesex University?**Biotechnology encompasses the latest techniques in biological molecules, cells and organisms and applying knowledge of these to problems arising in health, disease, industry and the environment. As a discipline, biotechnology continues to expand as technology develops.This course has been designed to give you knowledge of biotechnological processes and to explore the applications of biotechnology in industry for food, food products and enzyme production, in plant and animal biotechnology, and in environmental and medical settings. You will acquire the fundamentals of scientific thought together with essential skills and knowledge required for work across a range of biotechnological processes essential for maintenance of life within the developed world.BSc Biology (Biotechnology) is part of a suite of biology courses, designed to offer choice and flexibility in the modules you study. There is a common first year that focuses on covering the fundamentals of biology so you have the option of changing pathway at the end of the first year. The other courses in this suite are:BSc BiologyBSc Biology (Biotechnology)BSc Biology (Molecular Biology)Course highlightsThere are placement opportunities for an internship in your third year which can be completed in the summer or on day release. We will support you with sourcing the best placement or internship for you and making your applicationA specialist module (Innovation in Bioscience) is dedicated to teaching students how to prepare their ideas for application in the real world of biotech industryAs a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1: Anatomy and Physiology of Plants and Animals (30 credits) - Compulsory, Chemistry for Biologists (30 credits) - Compulsory, Principles of Microbiology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biological Techniques (30 credits) - Compulsory, Cell Biology and Genetics (15 credits) - Compulsory.
Year 2: Research Methods and Project Planning (30 credits) - Compulsory, Microbial Life (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biology of Complex Organisms (15 credits) - Compulsory, Molecular Biology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Analytical Techniques (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biochemistry (15 credits) - Compulsory, Microbial Biotechnology (15 credits) - Compulsory.
Year 3: Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory, Gene technology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Sustainable Biotechnology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Innovation in Biosciences (15 credits) - Compulsory, Cellular and Molecular Biology (15 credits) - Optional, Gene expression and control (15 credits) - Optional, Biology Work Experience (30 credits) - Optional, Conservation in a Changing World (15 credits) - Optional.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Natural Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
25%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Engineering and technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

91%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a new and emerging field of technology and not many people completed degrees in biotechnology last year — it’s more common as a Masters degree. Further study is common for graduates as research jobs usually require a postgraduate qualification. Those who do go straight into work typically go into a range of biology and lab jobs in several different industries, but a good grade can be particularly important for this qualification, so bear that in mind.

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