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Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences


MPhil in Biotechnology

MPhil in Biotechnology – interdisciplinary training and a pathway for physicists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists to get into the biological sciences

The MPhil in Biotechnology is an 11-month equally taught/research programme offered by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. The programme puts together academics and industry champions to train scientists who have commercial awareness and a degree of multilingualism to be able to communicate with a range of stakeholders in a business setting. It may also be a stepping stone to PhD level studies.

In the MPhil in Biotechnology, students are given the foundations, explore current trends and learn about the latest advances in biotechnology. Intensive practical training in computer-based and wet-laboratory techniques is provided. The programme’s research component includes a cutting-edge individual research project and a team challenge proposed by industry. A transferable skills module running throughout the duration of the programme helps the students to develop competences that are valued by employers.

Some of the most important frontiers of biology are at the interface with physical sciences and technology. Those who are able to combine strong analytical skills with biological reasoning can push the field ahead and are very much wanted by academia and industry. The program offers a pathway specifically designed to bring physicists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists into the biological sciences.

To learn more about the programme see here or get in touch via email.