Algal Biotechnology Masters by Research

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What is special about this course?

Algal Biotechnology is a new and rapidly expanding discipline that seeks to understand and harness the resources from one of the most diverse groups of organisms on the planet.

Algae, and their natural products, are still relatively untapped.  They have a huge range of potential applications globally including pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, biofuels, ethical cosmetics, novel enzymes, green fertilisers, green insecticides, bioremediation materials, and many more.

The aim of this biotechnology masters is to produce highly motivated scientists with the skills, knowledge and abilities to secure exciting careers in this rapidly expanding area of research and industry.

Special features

  • You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities at the Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI in Oban and benefit from face-to-face tuition delivered by active biotechnology researchers.
  • You will gain direct hands-on experience in this rapidly expanding field and be given the opportunity to engage with industry experts.
  • The extended research project will enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of a particular area of interest.

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 honours degree in a relevant biological or marine subject
  • Other qualifications will be considered, along with relevant professional experience, on an individual basis
  • International students whose first language is not English must also meet the language competency standards detailed on the International page of the website
  • You may be required to attend an interview

Access routes

Masters by Research

As a fundamental part of advancing your research and employability skills, you will be given an opportunity to develop:

  • Practical laboratory and analytical skills
  • Project and financial management
  • Research writing and presentation
  • Public engagement and knowledge exchange

To achieve the award of Masters by Research you must complete a research project and dissertation.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time (Structured)

You will learn through face-to-face study in the classroom and laboratory

How long will my course last?

  • Full Time: 1 year 
  • Part Time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

Start date

September

How much will my course cost?

The following fees apply to the Algal Biotechnology Masters by Research:

2017-18
Scottish
on-site
(inc EU)
Rest of UK
on-site
International
on-site
Postgraduate certificate (60 credits) £3,978 £3,978 £7,038
Master of Research (PgCert + 120 credits) £8,694 £8,694 £16,578

2016-17
Scottish
on-site
(inc EU)
Rest of UK
on-site
International
on-site
Postgraduate certificate (60 credits) £3,978 £3,978 £7,038
Master of Research (PgCert + 120 credits) £8,694 £8,694 £16,578

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

Enquiries from employers for multiple student registrations are welcome and special fee arrangements may apply.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available for this biotechnology masters programme. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Employment opportunities for Biotechnology Masters graduates include:

  • Commercial Biotechnological companies

  • Research / academia

  • Marine renewable energy sector

     

     

Can I progress into further study?

Possible progress to a PhD research programme to further your area of specialism

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Algal Biotechnology Masters by Research

To apply for the Algal Biotechnology Masters, please download and complete this application form  and return it by email to Masters@SAMS.ac.uk. For further information, please email or call +44 (0)1631 559427.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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