Take part in modules located at HEIs across Scotland, develop specialist knowledge in an emerging technology and increase your earning potential. All whilst adding academic, work-related and transferrable skills to your CV.

The course includes a range of compulsory core classes and electives which ensure graduates have the opportunity to specialise for their preferred career path. The Masters degree culminates in a minimum 10 week industrial placement which enables you to carry out an industrially-relevant project.

Core classes include:

  • Bioprocessing (University of Strathclyde)
  • Applied Biocatalysis (University of Strathclyde)
  • Synthetic Biology (University of Glasgow)
  • Downstream Processing (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Big Data Fundamentals (University of Strathclyde)
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics for Life Scientists (University of Edinburgh)

Elective classes include:

  • Analysis and Shaping of the Bioeconomy (University of Edinburgh)
  • Blue Biotechnology (SAMS, University of the Highlands & Islands)
  • Renewable Energy Technologies (Abertay University)
  • Circular Economy and Transformations Towards Sustainability (University of Strathclyde)
  • Project Management (University of Strathclyde)
  • Food Microbiology and Biotechnology (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • Food Commodities and Sustainability (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • Understanding the Regulatory Environment of Bioprocessing Industries (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Our students have gone on to enjoy successful careers with the following companies:

  • GSK
  • Xanthella
  • Marine Biopolymers
  • AMT
  • Ingenza
  • Unilever
  • CelluComp
  • Cyanosol

Site Visits
To enhance your learning, students can take part in industry site visits, experiencing the industrial biotechnology sector first-hand in a variety of organisations from SME’s to Multinationals.

Career Support
Students undertaking IBioIC's MSc in Industrial Biotechnology will have access to a wealth of career support.

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