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MPhil in Biotechnology launched at University of Cambridge

last modified Jun 01, 2018 05:53 AM
The MPhil in Biotechnology is a newly launched (2018) programme at the University of Cambridge, for which world-leading academics and industry champions are coming together to deliver an in-depth multidisciplinary curriculum. The programme has its emphasis on bringing in analytical skills from an engineering, physics, mathematics and computer sciences background into the biological sciences in response to major talent needs in biotechnology fields.

This is an 11-month full-time programme, running from October to August, which combines taught and research components to provide students with state-of-the-art education in biotechnology at the interface of biological and physical sciences and technology.

The programme gives students the opportunity to explore current trends and the latest advances in biotechnology. At the same time, it has been designed by having in mind the employers' needs and the skills gap in the biotech and pharma sectors. You can learn more about the most in-demand skills in the UK biopharmaceutical industry from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and its regular skills surveys.

In addition to healthcare and biomedical sectors, the bioeconomy is fuelled by a range of other areas and biotechnology applications, including agritech, biosensors for environmental monitoring, biofuels and biorefineries, biomaterials, bioprocesses that are relevant to the FMCG industry, and biometrics (for example refer to the relevant OCDE's policy agenda to 2030).

 

Please find further details and apply here.

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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