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MH202
Biotechnology

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Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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429

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Biotechnology involves the use of living organisms (mostly microbes) to produce useful products.  It includes traditional processes like brewing, cheesemaking and modern developments such as genetic engineering which can lead to new drugs against cancer and other diseases.

The study of biotechnology involves disciplines including genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology. Practical laboratory sessions, visits to industrial firms and ideally a placement in a biotech company all part of the course.

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CASLT 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques



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Subject to availability there is a placement option for students and an option of spending a year abroad on an Erasmus programme.


Careers include research and development in biotechnology, production, quality control, process control, food processing, pharmaceuticals, brewing and distilling, waste treatment, and enzyme manufacture.



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