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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9.31k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    This is a multidisciplinary degree that brings together aspects of chemistry, biology and cell biology. The courses are carefully tailored to cover the knowledge in key fields such as gene therapy, drug design, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering for plants, animals and micro-organisms, and bio-informatics. The purpose of this programme is to serve the needs of international and local students who require additional training relevant to their professional development.

    This degree provides a programme of study for appropriately qualified and experienced graduates. It produces graduates with a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem solving, enhancing laboratory and professional competence and enabling students to work independently and use their initiative in solving the diverse problems they encounter.

    This programme helps you to obtain a creative attitude to the development and manufacture of biotechnology products. The intention is that skills and knowledge can be more readily transferred to professional activities.

    Career options

    Graduates can pursue opportunities within the biotechnology industry, the pharmaceutical industry or related areas.

    The aims of the programme are:

    * To provide students with subject-specific knowledge, as well as a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem solving in the field of biotechnology
    * To provide students with enhanced practical and professional skills and thus prepare them effectively for professional employment or doctoral studies in the field of biotechnology
    * To enable students to work independently and use initiative to solve the diverse problems they may encounter
    * To instill a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of biotechnology.


    * Research Methods, Biostatistics and Data Management (30 credits)
    * Applied Molecular Biology (30 credits)
    * Bioinformatics (30 credits)
    * Research Project (60 credits)
    * One option chosen from: An Introduction to Transgenic Crops; Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (30 credits)

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Applicants should have:A BSc honours degree normally at 2.1 or above in biotechnology, molecular biology or related subjects.OR equivalent qualificationsOR substantial experience. Students who do not have English as their first language, must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another recognised language testing system. Alternatively, students can enter via the University of Greenwich International Pre-Masters' Programme. Applicants from other backgrounds may be considered. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    List of bursaries and scholarships
    * Access Scholarship
    * Alumni Progression Bursary
    * Aspire@Greenwich Scheme for learning resources
    * Care Leavers' Bursary
    * David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary
    * First Class Honours Bursary
    * Gravesend Rugby Football Bursary
    * Greenwich Hospital Bursary
    * Royal Navy and Royal Marines Bursary
    * Gurkha Personnel Bursary
    * Harry Persaud Scholarship
    * High Achievement Scholarship
    * John McWilliam bursary
    * Minerva Scholarship
    * National Scholarship Programme
    * Nationality Scholarship
    * People's Republic of China Scholarship
    * The Robert Holman Bursary
    * Sir William Boreman's Foundation Bursary

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