MSc(Eng) Biological and Bioprocess Engineering

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Our courses are taught by experts and supported by links with industry. We blend theory and practice to give you the qualification you need.

What I like most about my course is that it’s totally applied to industry: it’s very practical and the lecturers have a lot of industry experience. I love that with my work I can avoid big accidents occurring and save lives and the environment.

Sandra Catalina Prieto Marin, Postgraduate student IN Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

About the course

Course description 2017

Accredited by the Energy Institute and the Institution of Chemical Engineers

Tailor the course to suit you by blending core and optional modules. This practical degree has been developed with the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Energy Institute to equip you with the skills and expertise needed for work in sectors including industry, education, public administration and commerce.

Sandra Catalina Prieto Marin, postgraduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Core modules

  • Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing
  • Biosystems Engineering and Computational Biology
  • Bioanalytical Techniques
  • Research Project

Examples of optional modules

Any three from:

  • Microfluidics
  • Bio-energy
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Tissue Engineering Approaches to Failure in Living Systems
  • Bionanomaterials
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Proteomics and Bioinformatics.

Conversion modules:

  • Principles in Biochemical Engineering
  • Principles in Biomolecular Sciences

Teaching and assessment

We use a combination of lectures, tutorials, examples classes and coursework assignments. Assessment is based on assignments for each module, formal examination of core modules, dissertation and oral presentation of the laboratory-based research project.

Course duration

  • MSc(Eng): 1 year full-time
  • Diploma: 9 months full-time

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in science, technology and engineering.

English language requriements

IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.

Entry requirements for international students

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

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Dr S Vaidyanathan
T: +44 (0)114 222 7526

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.