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MPhil Biotechnology MPhil / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Philosophy
Duration
12 months Part-time
How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme description

Biotechnology is the use and exploitation of organisms and biological processes for the benefit of industry, society and the environment. The biotechnological potential of animals, plants and microorganisms is vast, particularly through the use of advancing genomic technologies. There are many applications of biotechnology such as the development of novel medicines and healthcare products, through to the genetic manipulation of crops and algae for providing food security and bioenergy, and the use of plant and microbes for environmental engineering such as bioremediation. Biotechnology is a core strength of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Manchester. Biotechnology research within the School includes the genetic engineering of plants, bioremediation of terrestrial and aquatic environments, biofuels and bioproducts from plants, algae and microorganisms, environmental biotechnology, bioinformatics.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MPhil (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Low £8,500, Medium £15,000, High £20,000
    International students (per annum): Standard £22,000, Low £24,000, Medium £29,500, High £34,500

Contact details

Academic department
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Academic department overview
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