MSc
2021 start

Biological and Bioprocess Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

The emerging multi-discipline of bioscience is central to providing affordable and sustainable sources of energy, food and medicine. This course provides you with the essential skills for a career in bioindustry or for further advanced research.
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Course description

Develop the essential skills for a career in bioindustry or for further advanced research in next-horizon biotechnologies. You’ll learn from world-class researchers, including staff from Biomedical Science and Materials Science and Engineering. Our graduates work in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and bioprocess organisations.

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Accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers

Modules

Core modules

  • Biopharmaceutical Engineering
  • Bioresources and Bioprocessing
  • Advanced Bioprocess Design Project
  • Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  • Applied Biological and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Research Project

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. Examples include:

  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Tissue Engineering Approaches to Failure in Living Systems
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

We use a combination of lectures, tutorials, examples classes and coursework assignments.

Assessment

Assessment is based on assignments for each module, formal examination of core modules, dissertation and oral presentation of the laboratory-based research project.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in science, technology or engineering.

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

International pathway programmes

If you're an international student and don’t meet our entry requirements, we offer a Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering programme through the University of Sheffield International College. The programme develops your knowledge of your chosen subject, introduces you to vital study skills and provides additional support to reach the English language level for the course, should you need it.

Once you complete your Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

Fees and funding

Contact us for current information on available scholarships.

Apply

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

cbe-msc@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 7500

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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