Biotechnology BSc (Hons)


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If science is where you see your future career and you have an interest in finding technological solutions, you could become a part of the advancement of biotechnology in society by studying Biotechnology degree at Northumbria. 

90% of students are satisfied with the overall quality of this course (Unistats 2015).

This diverse subject will equip you with the practical and intellectual skills to embark on a range of biotechnology careers as well as valuable transferrable skills for many a wide range of careers.

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Biotechnology is a rapidly growing applied science field and at Northumbria you will learn many transferrable skills combining a strong practical element together with an optional placement year, where past companies have included Government Laboratories. Study will include themes of molecular biology, immunology and bioinformatics, where emphasis will be placed on its applications within a range of industries, including; medicine and production of renewable fuel, food production.

Your learning will be varied to ensure that on graduation you are work-ready and your learning experience will be enhanced through access to state-of-the-art laboratories that are in line with industry. Our passionate research active staff are on hand to offer guidance and support throughout your biotechnology course as well as on placement, operating an ‘Open Door’ policy to ensure you receive the support you need throughout your studies. You will leave with a scientific knowledge base that is evidence based, allowing you to be practically confident in your chosen career path.

NSS image100% of Biotechnology students say that Northumbria’s library resources are good enough for their needs, that the course is well organised and that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices


FacilitiesWhen you want to get hands-on experience within applied science laboratories we can support you. We teach in large modern, well- equipped labs with audio-visual facilities to enhance our ability to demonstrate techniques or interesting observations.


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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich

Department Applied Sciences

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

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