Are you an engineer, a physical scientist, a mathematician, or a computer scientist who wants to apply a strong analytical skill set in biology?
An 11-month, full-time programme, delivered at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology with input from other departments across the University and industry champions.
Why our MPhil in Biotechnology
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.
We can set you up for a successful career in the fast-growing biotechnology sector and allied areas. The programme will give you the foundations as well as guide you through some of the latest advances in biotechnology. You will receive intensive practical training in wet-laboratory and computer-based techniques. In addition to a cutting-edge individual research project, you will work on industry-lead team challenge. A professional and career skills module will help you to develop competences that are valued by employers. The programme puts together academics and industry champions to train scientists that have commercial awareness and a degree of multilingualism to be able to communicate with a range of stakeholders in a business setting.
Why the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, CEB
CEB is known for its world-leading teaching and research, and you will find us consistently ranked among the top chemical engineering departments. We bridge the traditional boundaries of disciplines, having creative interfaces with many other academic departments. Industrial collaboration and funding is one of our indicators of success. We adopt a whole system approach, taking innovation from concept to exploitation. We believe in a seamless transition from basic science, and our students are encouraged to look for opportunities to exploit their research. We have filed 50+ patents since 2008 and are linked to 15 spin-offs.
Why the University of Cambridge
We hold over 800 years of legacy but have a step in the future. We offer a lot to and expect a lot from our students. In Cambridge, you may have hard working days, but also plenty of opportunities to enjoy music, arts, sports, life. Our graduates are amongst the most sought-after by employers in industry, academia and other sectors. Cambridge is home to an important biotech cluster and the right location for you to make the most of the opportunities in the Cambridge-London-Oxford biotech "golden triangle".
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Admissions for entry in October 2019 are open until 28 June 2019, but we encourage candidates to apply as soon as conveniently possible. Please note that other specific funding deadlines may be in place.