Gain the knowledge and skills you need to join the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs
This programme provides a unique opportunity to really shape the future. Gain the technical and scientific skills needed to support increased agricultural productivity and the development of new biotechnological innovations whilst also delivering a commercial approach through the business-related enterprise element of the course.
Alongside taught modules and practical lab-based experience offering one to one mentoring, this focused programme will enable students to develop their own research project, access vital training in business development and create links with leading biotech industries whilst developing essential skills for the employment market.
Now is your chance to join a world top 100 University, benefit from an outstanding student experience, be part of world leading research in state of the art facilities – apply today, join us at Durham and achieve the extraordinary!
The programme consists of five compulsory taught modules (80 credits) and a research project (100 credits). The modules aim to provide exceptional subject-specific content and transferable knowledge and skills.
Frontiers of Plant Science
Agriculture and Biotechnology
Bioinformatics, data analysis (statistics R)*
Innovation and Enterprise in Plant Biotechnology
Technology in the Biosciences
Teaching and learning will be delivered via the use of workshops and practical classes, seminars and lectures, small group work, case studies, research project, guest industrial lecturers, self-directed and web-based learning.
This masters course could help you progress into the career areas shown below:
Commercial organisations including large international firms and SME’s/startups in biotech and pharmaceutical sectors
Academia following PhD level study
Research funding Agencies e.g. UK Research & Investment, European Research Council and the International Science Council.
Scientific and policy related roles in government departments and executive agencies
Biotech Finance sector e.g. Banking and Venture Capital
Durham University students can access excellent support from Careers & Enterprise staff including enterprise themed startup workshops, competitions and 1:1 business support and advice.