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MSc Biotechnology

The MSc in Biotechnology is intended to meet the needs for advanced know-ledge in biotechnology of a broad range of medical, agricultural, technical and life science professionals. The programme is designed to provide the necessary skill sets, knowledge and hands-on experience in contemporary biotechnology and bioeconomy to equip the successful graduate in higher learning, capacity building, career advancement and high-end innovative job creation.

Level of Study: 
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the theories and techniques of molecular biology, bioinformatics and biotechnology;
  • Apply current tools of biotechnology to solve problems related to the environmental conservation, crop genetic improvement, nutrition, human and animal health;bioprocessing industries;
  • Develop practical industrial applications within existing industries or new venture (entrepreneurship) activities;
  • Exercise individual judgment and initiative in biotechnological principles and applications;
  • Analyse the social & environmental impacts of biotechnology;
  • Gather ideas and practical experience needed to establish cutting-edge high-end biotechnology industries.
  • Develop a research question in a specialized area of biotechnology and evaluate this research with appropriate justification*;
  • Compose, execute and present a suitable high quality research project in biotechnology*.

*Not applicable for the Postgraduate Diploma (PG) programme.

Entry Requirements: 

First degree from a recognized University in biology/ biochemistry/agriculture or other natural sciences, medicine and veterinary science. GPA of at least 2.5.

Duration of programme: 2 ½ years (part-time)

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