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BSc (Hons) Biotechnology

The BSc (Hons) Biotechnology programme is designed specifically for students interested in the areas related to Biotechnology and its applications, especially in the fields of healthcare and medicine, industry, environment and agriculture. Throughout the programme students will understand the processes of life and how to improve or modify them in order to enhance desired characteristics that are applicable. In addition to the knowledge, students will also develop transferable skills including laboratory techniques, data analysis, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and IT, preparing them for further study or employment in fields related to Biotechnology.

What is Biotechnology?

  • Biotechnology is the technology to use, modify or upgrade part or whole of a biological system for industrial and human welfare.
  • It uses living things for the development of various products benefiting human beings.
  • It is a combination of various technologies, applied together to living cells, including biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and engineering.
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Why study Biotechnology at BMS?

  • The BSc (Hons) Biotechnology is an internal honours degree awarded directly by Northumbria University, UK at BMS.
  • As part of the programme, students will gain access to BMS’s state-of-the-art laboratories where they will perform a series of practical experiments that will strengthen their scientific research skills.
  • Students will gain valuable instruction from academic sessions provided by a panel of academics who are specialized in the field of Biotechnology.
  • The degree is both locally acclaimed globally recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • The programme enables students eligible to choose a career an array of fields including healthcare, agriculture, food and nutrition, environment, fermentation industry, etc.

Course Details - HND
  • Duration: 18 months (full time)
  • Recognised by: Northumbria University with Final Year entry
  • Assured by: PEARSON, Diploma in Biotechnology (Advanced)
  • Intakes: March/October
  • Lectures: Monday to Friday
  • Progression: Entry to the Degree
  • Academic Year: 2021
Modules - HND

  • Cell Biology,
  • Biochemistry,
  • Chemistry for Biology,
  • Immunology,
  • Laboratory Techniques,
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics,
  • Plant Physiology,
  • Food and Industrial Biotechnology,
  • Medical Microbiology,
  • Bioinformatics,
  • Industrial Based Laboratory Training,
  • Applied Genetics of Industry, Agriculture and Medicine,
  • Nanotechnology,
  • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information,
  • Biology of Disease,
  • Project

Biotechnologists use biological organisms to create and improve products and processes in fields such as medicine, agriculture, industry and environmental conservation. They study physiochemical and genetic attributes of cells, tissues and organisms, and identify their applicability. Biotechnologists use cutting edge technologies such as genetic modification and nanotechnology in addition to developing new medicine, therapies and diagnostic methods; using bacteria and enzymes in food production and waste treatment; and cross-breeding plants and animals to obtain beneficial characteristics.

Transfer Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the HND in Biotechnology, can transfer to a Northumbria University Biotechnology Degree.

Entry Requirements - Final Year
  • Over all merit in HND Biotechnology Programme
Course Detalis - Final Year
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Recognised by: Northumbria University
  • Intake: February/September
  • Lectures: Monday to Friday
  • Academic Year: 2021
  • Analytical Methods and Applied Genetics
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Bioethics
  • Biological and Food Science Project
  • Current Topics in Biotechnology
  • Investigative Microbiology
  • Plant Biotechnology