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Biological and Bioprocess Engineering

Develop the essential skills for a career in bioindustry or for further advanced research in next-horizon biotechnologies.

You'll learn from world-class researchers, including staff from Biomedical Science and Materials Science and Engineering. Our graduates work in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and bioprocess organisations.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in science, technology and engineering. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Four core modules including research project, a conversion module, and three optional modules.

Core modules

Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing; Biosystems Engineering and Computational Biology; Bioanalytical Techniques; Research Project.

Examples of optional modules

Any three from Microfluidics; Bio-energy; Synthetic Biology; Tissue Engineering Approaches to Failure in Living Systems; Bionanomaterials; Stem Cell Biology; Proteomics and Bioinformatics. Conversion modules: Principles in Biochemical Engineering or Principles in Biomolecular Sciences.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on assignments for each module, formal examination of core modules, dissertation and oral presentation of the laboratory-based research project.


Please contact the department for the PgDip course fees.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 19,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 12 Months
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) Scotland 12 12 Months
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) Wales 12 12 Months
MSc (Eng) Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) England 12 12 Months

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