MSc Biotechnology and Enterprise / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2024

Academic entry qualification overview

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in the biological sciences, which includes a broad suite of subjects, for example:

  • biochemistry;
  • biotechnology;
  • cell biology;
  • genetics;
  • life sciences;
  • microbiology;
  • molecular biology.
Other subjects such as chemical engineering or chemistry may be suitable provided some units in the biological and molecular sciences were completed with good marks.

You must also provide sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken.

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency at the point of application through a secure and approved testing system.

We ask for English language proof if you are from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS : 6.5 overall with 6.5 in each component.
  • TOEFL: 90 internet-based with 22 in each component.

See further information about requirements for your country .

We may also accept evidence of a confirmed place on a University Pre-sessional English language course , if your current IELTS scores are:

  • Minimum 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in each component) plus enrolment and attendance on the 6-week pre-sessional course (PS6)
  • Minimum 6.0 overall (with 5.5 in each component) plus enrolment and attendance on the 10-week pre-sessional course (PS10).

Please note, we must approve this before you apply for the English course.

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. For more details, see entry requirements from your country .