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6 Jul 2015

Master of Science in Biotechnology in Singapore

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Study Singapore like to announce that MDIS: Master of Science in Biotechnology – Northumbria University, School of Health and Life Sciences is commencing on June 2015

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The main focus of the course will be on Molecular biotechnology. Molecular biology, (molecular) Genetics and Bioinformatics form the ‘backbone’ of biotechnology, and different aspects of these feature in a number of modules.
A thorough understanding of the link between DNA, RNA and protein is pivotal.

Students will study gene expression and protein production and purification, and applications thereof in different biotechnological fields.

In addition to developing subject-based expertise and skills, students will consider the many global issues associated with recent biotechnological advances.

This course will give access to a field of study which will have a major impact in the future of science.
It is specifically designed to expand knowledge and insight in the science underpinning biotechnological principles.
The course will enhance career opportunities in the biotechnological industries, enabling the student to take full advantage of opportunities that will ensue from the expansion of this area.

Modules
Graduate Science Research Methods (CORE, 20 Credits)
Bioinformatics (CORE, 20 Credits)
Molecular Biology (CORE, 20 Credits)
Industrial Biotechnology (CORE, 20 Credits)
Medical Biotechnology (CORE, 20 Credits)
Plant Biotechnology (CORE, 20 Credits)
MSc Molecular and Cellular Science Project (CORE, 60 Credits)

Full-Time Programme
6 modules + 1 Project
12 months

Fees
Application Fee S$107
Tuition Fees S$28,890.00
* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included.

Entry Requirements
Applicants must be of age 21 and above, and meet at least one of the following requirements:
A minimum of a recongnised lower second class Honours degree (2:2) in a science-based or an equivalent qualification which includes experience in genetics, molecular biology and/or their relevant areas. Those with other appropriate qualifications may seek admission onto the programme on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements
English Language Requirements Applicants should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent for entry onto this programme. Candidates who completed the first degree from a recognised institution (where programmes are taught and assessed in English) are normally regarded as demonstrating the required English proficiency.

Career Opporturnities
Career Opportunities in specialised areas include:
Pharmaceutical Industry
Medical Laboratories
Research and Development
Veterinary Industry
Agricultural Industry
Biomedical Engineering
Food and Beverage Industry
Product Manufacturing and Production
Bioinformatics
Educational Institutions

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