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The Master of Biotechnology is a one-year course designed to provide you with the theoretical and practical skills for employment in the biomedical, biopharmaceutical, agrochemical and biotechnology research industries.
The course curriculum consists of six months of lectures, practical laboratory sessions, professional service workshops, industry-based seminars and a six-month research project. The curriculum has been developed with input from personnel in the local biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries to provide you with the necessary skills required by employers. Students have the option to complete the six-month research project in a national or international industrial or university setting.
The curriculum consists of approximately 250 contact hours over two academic terms (October to December and January to March), consisting of eight course modules, set practical sessions, professional service workshops and a series of industry lectures.
During the third academic term (April to September), students complete a six-month research project on a topic related to biotechnology, biopharmaceutical or biomedical research.
The course is suitable for those students who wish to extend their specific undergraduate knowledge in biotechnology and for those who wish to join their undergraduate degree and gain more specialised knowledge and training in biotechnology. The course allows you to follow a range of career paths. Each year, over 70 per cent of our students gain employment, while approximately 20 per cent of graduates progress to international PhD opportunities.
Students who obtain employment upon graduation are integrated into the organization and contribute productively much earlier than other graduates. For students with an interest in biomedical research and future careers as PhD researchers, research projects are offered in a wide range of topics including, but not limited to; cancer biology, neuroscience, immunology, microbiology and plant biotechnology.
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