Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology University of Edinburgh Biological Sciences

This academically challenging and career-developing programme focuses on research and development using biological and chemical principles and systems to create new products, services and industries.You will employ elements of the developing field of synthetic biology to bring about significant changes and major innovations that address the challenges of rapidly changing human demographics, resource shortages, energy economy transition and the concomitant growth in demand for more and healthier food, sustainable fuel cycles, and a cleaner environment.

Contacts Website

By the end of the programme you will have gained:

  • a strong background knowledge in the fields underlying synthetic biology and biotechnology
  • an understanding of the limitations and public concerns regarding the nascent field of synthetic biology including a thorough examination of the philosophical, legal, ethical and social issues surrounding the area
  • the ability to approach the technology transfer problem equipped with the skills to analyse the problem in scientific and practical terms
  • an understanding of how biotechnology relates to real-world biological problems
  • the ability to think about the future development of research, technology, its implementation and its implications
  • a broad understanding of research responsibility including the requirement for rigorous and robust testing of theories and the need for honesty and integrity in experimental reporting and reviewing

Aims

You will enhance your career prospects by acquiring current, marketable knowledge and developing advanced analytical and presentational skills, within the social and intellectual sphere of a leading European university.

The School of Biological Sciences offers a research-rich environment in which you can develop as a scientist and entrepreneur.

You will learn through a variety of activities, including:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • presentations
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • discussion groups and project groups
  • problem-based learning activities

You will attend problem-based tutorial sessions and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor or programme director.

You will carry out research at the frontier of knowledge and can make a genuine contribution to the progress of original research. This involves carrying out project work in reviewing relevant papers, analysing data, writing reports and giving presentations.

To study at postgraduate level, you must normally hold a degree in an appropriate subject, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK).

We may also accept equivalent qualifications or work experience.

Specific entry requirements vary between degree programmes and you should confirm you have the necessary qualifications before applying.

You will find the minimum academic entry requirements and more details on your chosen programme in our website.

Admission Requirements:
  • Bachelor
  • Equivalent qualification
For information on fees for all of our programmes, please visit the Scholarships and Student Funding Services area of our website.
Cost of the master: Not declared
Scholarships available
Request more information from:
University of Edinburgh
Biological Sciences

        Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology

              Puoi anche scrivere un messaggio:

                * required fields
                Privacy
                  • Other editions
                  • City of Edinburgh - United Kingdom August 31, 2021
                  Edinburgh life: student life in the city

                  Edinburgh life: student life in the city

                  Social stream

                  Provenance Students Worldwide:
                  Gender:
                  45%
                  55%
                  Age of participants:
                  • Under 25

                    50%
                  • 26 - 30

                    25%
                  • 31 - 35

                    10%
                  • Over 35

                    15%
                  Foreigners:
                  35%
                  Profession Teaching Staff:
                  5%
                  University professors
                  25%
                  Researchers/lecturers/visiting professors
                  70%
                  Other
                  * The data could be related to the School and not to the Master

                  University of Edinburgh

                  (366)