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Biotechnology MSc

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Selected entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

You will need a 2(i) (upper second class honours) first degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent qualifications/experience.  Applicants with a 2(ii) will be considered and are welcome to apply.

Examples of relevant disciplines for your first degree are: chemical engineering, chemistry, analytical chemistry, analytical science, biochemistry, bioscience, biotechnology, bioengineering, biomaterials, biomedical engineering, bioprocessing, instrumentation, materials and process engineering.  Please contact us if you are not sure whether your first degree is suitable.

English language

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate competency. We generally require applicants to hold one of the following qualifications (although other qualifications may be considered):

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no sub score less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL PB: 570 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0)
  • TOEFL CB: 230 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0)
  • IBTOEFL of at least 90

The University offers three, five and ten-week pre-sessional English language courses for students who need to improve their English to meet the minimum requirements (see http://www.langcent.manchester.ac.uk/ for more information).

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. See details of entry requirements for your country at: www.manchester.ac.uk/international/country