School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Biomedical Science
Start Date(s): September; January
MSc (one year full-time or up to three years part-time)
Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module
UK - £7,560
International - £13,860
- This MSc will give you the opportunity to engage with key employers and equip you with the skills and knowledge to be attractive to prospective employers in the future.
- Biotechnology is a priority growth area in the UK (particularly the North West) as well as a globally important industry
- Through this MSc you will acquire the skills needed to address the global challenges of population growth, increased life expectancy, antibiotic resistance, sustainable agriculture and the demand for food and fuel.
- Part-time study option
- International students can apply
The field of biotechnology has been revolutionised in the past ten years by advances in molecular biology, genome sequencing and large scale-omics profiling (including proteomics) as well as the ability to manipulate genomes via genetic modification and genome editing tools.
This programme reflects this by directly teaching core Molecular Biology and Proteomics (MBP) and a Genomics module, which further incorporates training in computational science, which is a current high demand skill for graduates.
The modules Medical Biotechnology, Novel Therapeutics and Green Biotechnology detail how genetic modification and genome editing contribute to both medical and commercial research while providing students with training in the key practical techniques required to work in these areas. The genome editing technology known as CRISPR (for clustered, regularly interspaced, short palindromic repeat) has emerged as a disruptor in the life sciences realm. It has even been called the “discovery of the century” and CRISPR provides the real possibility of adjusting the genome to achieve desired goals: elimination of genetic diseases, eradication of pathogens, precision engineering of crops, thus focusing on this technology in two specialist modules ensures that the programme is at the forefront of research.
The syllabus is designed to develop the “analytical techniques and problem-solving skills” that you will need for postgraduate-level employment in both the biotechnology sector but also to provide access to transferable skills relevant to a great variety of professional careers.
Biomedical Research at the University of Salford
Examples of staff research interests and potential projects: