BIOTECHNOLOGY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
We aim to prepare you for work as a professional in biotechnological industry, or to carry out further research in an academic environment.
Why study Biotechnology?
Our programs offers a thorough grounding in one of biology’s fastest growing disciplines, supported by world-class research facilities.
An impressive range of courses
With such a wealth of expertise, we are able to cover the subject’s full scope - from molecular structure to synthetic and translational biology. Our interdisciplinary Research part of a portfolio of graduate and postgraduate programs offering you an unparalleled choice of courses and opportunities across all these areas.
An emerging discipline
With the world population booming, and the subsequent demand for food and fuel, intelligent agriculture and a cleaner, greener environment are just some of the key global challenges facing us today.
Our research training will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your research skills in using biological principles and systems to create new products, services and industries. We will also investigate the economic basis for current biotechnology structures and areas of future demand.
Wide range of career prospects
Biotechnology encompasses the pharmaceutical industry, including innovations in drug and vaccine design and regenerative medicine, as well as the biofuels industry and work in carbon sequestration and next-generation fuel production.
Our program will equip you with skills and knowledge that are very attractive to prospective employers.
Aims Our program aims to develop: • Knowledge and understanding of relevant methodology • Research abilities in both laboratory and library • Critical awareness of unresolved issues and unanswered questions in Biotechnology • A range of transferable skills in addition to your specialized knowledge • An intellectual ability to engage in debates on current topics in a broad context. We aim to teach experimental methods used to investigate emerging areas of biology, including: • How to perform and document experiments in a laboratory. • How to draw quantitative conclusions from experimental data. • How to present results and theoretical knowledge. Learning outcomes When graduating from the program, you should have gained: • A strong background in the science underlying emerging fields of biotechnology. • The skills to analyses a problem in scientific and practical terms to confidently approach the “technology transfer problem” between research and practical application. • An understanding of how technology can be applied to help relieve or solve real-world biological problems. • The ability to conduct practical biotechnological experimentation. • The ability to think about the future development of biotechnology.