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Postgraduate Taught Courses in Biological Sciences


MSc Plant Biotechnology and Enterprise

This one-year course will equip you with the technical and scientific skills needed to support the vital efforts to shape food production in the future.

We designed this course to give students skills and experience in new biotechnology innovations whilst delivering a commercial approach through the business-related enterprise module.

Alongside five taught modules and practical laboratory-based experience offering one-to-one mentoring, this programme will enable you to develop your own research project, access vital training in business development and create links with leading biotechnology industries whilst developing essential skills for employment.

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“The Plant Biotechnology and Enterprise course at Durham presented a comprehensive framework that broadened my understanding of the commercial landscape in biosciences. The interactive sessions and real-world case analyses fostered a conducive environment for collaborative learning and critical thinking. This experience has equipped me with a robust set of tools, skills and insights that I am confident will be instrumental in my future career.” Graduate, October 2023.

"One of the principal challenges that our society faces, is the need for increased agricultural productivity via improved crop protection and the generation of new plant biotechnology products. We invite you to apply for this course and gain the knowledge and skills you need to join the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs and help shape a positive future.” Dr Miguel de-Lucas, Postgraduate Taught Director and Course Leader.