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MRes Industrial and Commercial Biotechnology

Newcastle University

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AIMS The programme aims to equip you with an understanding of the principles and practices that underpin contemporary biotechnology and with the knowledge base and skills required for research or other employment in the biotechnology industry. It is designed for students who already have some experience of biotechnology and want to enhance their research skills. If you have limited experience of biotechnology and wish to develop your skills and knowledge in this area, you may wish to consider the MSc in Industrial and Commercial Biotechnology. PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION The programme covers the scientific principles necessary for an advanced understanding of contemporary industrial biotechnology and develops generic practical skills in handling micro-organisms, molecular biological techniques and data analysis. In addition to two major research projects, you also take taught modules that examine the fundamental role played by micro-organisms in the turnover of pollutants, the search and discovery of commercially significant natural products, and the production of novel biological compounds. The programme also explores areas of related interest such as bioethics, regulatory affairs and the role of intellectual property in biotechnology. You take three compulsory modules (30 credits), optional modules (30 credits) and complete two research projects (120 credits), often in an industrial setting. Compulsory modules typically include: gene technology bioinformatics theory and practice introductory quantitative methods. Optional modules may include: modelling and control in bioprocess systems genetic modification and cloning of animals insects ? biotechnology and innovation bioremediation. genetically modified organisms ? food and agriculture microbial search and discovery medical biotechnology and enterprise. TYPICAL FUNDING UKEU students - the majority of students are self-funded but some may be eligible for fees assistance by employers. International students - own government University scholarships. For more information about funding opportunities please see http:www.ncl.ac.ukpostgraduatefunding HOW TO APPLY For the quickest and easiest way to apply please visit our postgraduate online application site http:www.ncl.ac.ukpostgraduateapply

AIMS The programme aims to equip you with an understanding of the principles and practices that underpin contemporary biotechnology and with the knowledge base and skills required for research or other employment in the biotechnology industry. It is designed for students who already have some experience of biotechnology and want to enhance their research skills. If you have limited experience of...

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