Program posted by: Anglia Ruskin University
Posted on: August 27, 2013
A one year graduate degree aimed at the rapidly expanding global market of biotechnology. It focuses on the medical aspects, driven by the increasing knowledge made available from recent developments in genetic and molecular research, centred on genome sequencing.
Cambridge is recognised globally for its excellence in this area at genetic research laboratories such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Biomedical Campus (Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge) and Babraham Research Institute.
This course will develop your knowledge and skills within DNA-based techniques and there is a strong emphasis on laboratory skills, with practical assessments, research projects and field trips. You will be exposed to current and future applications of medical biotechnology. Student-led class debates surrounding professional and ethical topics are a feature of this degree.
Assessment includes written, oral and reflective coursework, formal examinations and case study reports. The option exists to complete intermediate awards, which do not require completion of the Masters project (PG Cert and PG Dip Biotechnology). Each module is also available as a stand-alone module for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Applications should have a good Honours Degree in a science-related subject, or a minimum of five years of qualifying employment. All applicants will be required to demonstrate their preparedness for the modules in (medical) Biotechnology. Prospective students with non-standard entry qualifications are advised to discuss their personal position with the course leader before applying. The University may require submission of appropriate documentary evidence before any particular application is considered.