Apply biology to real world situations and make a change!
The Department of Biology is now accepting applications for its new Master of Science in Applied Biology, which will commence in October 2018. Students can opt to enrol in the course either on full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) basis.
Applied Biology is a scientific discipline at the forefront of research and technological developments in the life sciences. Students will gain knowledge and practical experience on state of the art developments in a variety of biology disciplines, including: techniques in molecular biology, biotechnology, maintenance of natural living resources, terrestrial and aquatic food production, applied biochemistry, ecosystems and biodiversity, ecotoxicology and pollution studies, applied bioinformatics, and ecosystem goods and services.
A module dedicated to research methods in applied biology, and the completion of a scientific research project, will provide students with hands on experience in both traditional and modern biological research techniques.
The programme is designed to provide students will theoretical and practical skills in applied biology, and thus prepare graduates for professional careers in a wide variety of sectors that require knowledge in biology and its practical application. Students can expect to find employment in industry and with organisations such as:
- governmental and advisory bodies that require expertise in the biological sciences
- private industries specialising in biotechnology, genetics or pharmaceuticals
- entities dealing with agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries
- environmental organisations.