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Master of Biotechnology (MC-SCIBIT) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Professional accreditation

National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPSMA)(http://www.npsma.org//)

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students should have:

  • a detailed technical understanding of the key advanced methods used in the contemporary biotechnology sector;
  • an appreciation of how these techniques are applied both in biotechnology and in advanced research;
  • acquired the knowledge to enable them to critically appraise new data arising from the use of these techniques and to interpret the implications of such data;
  • developed an understanding of the commercial, financial and regulatory context in which the biotechnology sector operates.

Graduate attributes

Graduates will have the ability to demonstrate advanced independent critical enquiry, analysis and reflection; have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship; have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s); reach a high level of achievement in writing, project activities, problem-solving and communication; be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning; be able to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines; have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment; be able to initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces.