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University of Portsmouth - Biotechnology

The University of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, about 120km southwest of London. There are over 24,000 students enrolled, 5,200 of which are international.

Portsmouth was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and, internationally, was ranked in the top 150 of young universities in Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019 and in the top 500 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.

Portsmouth is a modern, multi-disciplinary university offering practical courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research level across five faculties, including the Faculty of Science and Health.

The Faculty of Science and Health offers a MSc Medical Biotechnology and MSc Biotechnology which utilises the expertise across two schools: Biological Sciences and School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. This enables you to access over 30 specialist laboratories as well as the world’s largest Centre for Xenopus frogs, which are genetically similar to humans.

Discuss your options onto our range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Faculty of Science and Health with one of the SIUK counsellors here

Take an online experience and book a University of Portsmouth Postgraduate Virtual Open Evening here

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Coronavirus information for students

Things will be a little different in 2020/21. We've put new safety measures in place across campus and have plenty of guidance on how to stay safe and what to do if you or someone you live with comes into contact with coronavirus.

See our coronavirus information for students to find out what to expect when you get here.

Why Portsmouth?
  • 5***** rated for excellence in the QS World University rankings 2021
  • Outstanding Gold-rated teaching for our students (TEF)
  • 84% satisfaction with course quality (PTES Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2020)
  • Master’s Scholarships available for overseas students
  • Top 10 of the UK's most affordable cities for students in the Natwest Student Living Index 2019.
  • Access knowledge from expert staff in biotechnology
  • Gain practical understanding from modules which include: molecular techniques; bioinformatics and omics; biotechnology enterprise; research skills and tailor made project work