BS and MS degree programmes in Biotechnology
Biotechnology is one of Biology’s fastest growing areas, which has revolutionized a broad range of industries – from the food and chemicals sector to agriculture and medicine. The degree programme in this area includes courses that deliver in-depth and comprehensive training to students at different levels of the subject matter – from the intricate molecular biology of cells to the industrial production of valuable chemicals and bio-products. Core subjects include biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and genetics. The programme also includes courses on cutting-edge areas like next-generation sequencing, systems biology and synthetic biology.
The Biotechnology degree programmes have a relatively larger breadth of subjects, which corresponds to the diversity of applications within the field. For example, technologies like genetic engineering, metabolic engineering, stem cells technology, personalized medicine, bio-nanotechnology and synthetic biology, to name a few, have directly affected a variety of sectors and continue to do so. This includes medicine, agriculture, energy, livestock, agriculture, manufacturing, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
If you enjoy observing and studying life and nature and are interested in undertaking rigorous training in how you could use biological systems to engineer valuable products and develop solutions to tackle the most pressing problems we face in the world, this could be your choice.