Biotechnology Study in the UK

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. Please let us know if you agree to these cookies. By continuing to browse our site, you agree to cookie usage.

UK Biotechnology Courses

Introduction to Biotechnology

Biotechnology, sometimes referred to as biosciences, provides students with the skills needed to succeed in the area of controlled and deliberate manipulation of biological systems for the manufacture of products such as antibiotics, industrial chemicals and genetically modified crops. In the UK, Biotechnology provides a firm basis for pursuing a career in any aspect of science.

Your Biotechnology Application

SI-UK can help you apply to study Biotechnology in the UK. Arrange your free consultation online or at our office in London today.

Biotechnology modules can include biotechnology and management, environmental biotechnology, food biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, biological chemistry, drug discovery, molecular biology, cell biology, proteins and enzymes, genes and genomics, protein structure and function, immunology and biochemical and chemical engineering. Many Biotechnology courses offer sandwich placements in the industry, with world leaders such Astrazeneca, Avecia, Glaxosmithkline, Unilever and Syngenta all maintaining close links with universities in the UK.

Graduate Biotechnology Careers and Salary

Biotechnology graduates will find roles in the areas of molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, drug discovery, immunology and other sciences. Careers also exist in quality assurance, medicine and food production.

  • Average starting professional salary: £21,000
  • Average starting non-professional salary: £16,000

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17.

Biotechnology UK Entry Requirements

Biotechnology applicants must have studied chemistry, plus one other science subject (although not mandatory at all universities) alongside maths. An ideal combination would be chemistry and two further science subjects.

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32-35 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB including science subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics or maths.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Biotechnology in the UK?

To learn more about the best Biotechnology courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Biosciences universities in the Guardian University Guide 2022 below:

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. University of Oxford
  3. University of St Andrews
  4. Lancaster University
  5. University of Glasgow
  6. Durham University
  7. University College London
  8. Imperial College London
  9. Cardiff Metropolitan University
  10. University of Manchester

Study Biotechnology in the UK

If you are interested in studying Biotechnology in the UK, arrange your free consultation today. Don't forget the Premium Service will guarantee you at least one offer from a UK university.

Popular Courses

Premium-Service-Banner-Mobile-480px

 My consultant was very helpful and motivating. She helped me every step of the way, even when the deadline was so close. I feel I could not have done it without her. I'd highly recommend this service to any and all of my many friends interested.  

Brishti Basu Biosciences at Coventry University

  • university-college-london
  • manchester
  • University of Birmingham
  • sheffield
  • southampton
  • manchester
  • exeter
  • cardiff
  • warwick
  • loughborough
  • edinburgh
  • bristol
  • lancaster
  • durham
  • bath
  • york
  • st-andrews
  • sussex
  • nottingham
  • aberdeen