What will you study on the BSc Biology (Biotechnology)?
This course will introduce the cross disciplinary nature of biotechnology and its wide range of applications providing the skills and technical knowledge to work in a multidisciplinary environment. You will develop an awareness of the impact of biotechnology on the environment applying technical knowledge to tackle global challenges.
You will begin by focusing on core biological disciplines including plant and animal biology, cell biology and microbiology. In Year 2 you will begin to specialise in biotechnology and develop your knowledge of biochemistry (particularly enzyme function and metabolic pathways). You will examine green biotechnology and applications of micro-organisms in pollution remediation as well as the principles, practice and applications of plant and animal biotechnology. You can also select from a choice of specialist modules that introduce a range of important biotechnological applications like gene therapy, plant transgenics, drug design and environmental remediation.
The fundamental role of the biotechnologist as the 'maker' of a product is explored and includes input from prestigious industry partners.
What will you gain?
Throughout the three-year course you will develop essential skills in laboratory and fieldwork and build detailed knowledge of research methodologies. You will acquire practical skills and analytical associated with biotechnological research and development. This course will prepare you for work at postgraduate level and/or for employment in the field of biotechnology.