From the development of innovative gene therapies and novel drugs to improving washing powders so they neutralise bacteria at lower temperatures, biotechnological research shapes the development of the world we live in. Biotechnology encompasses the latest discoveries regarding biological molecules, cells and organisms and applies them to problems arising in health, industry and the environment. This discipline continues to expand as technology develops. Why study BSc Biology (Biotechnology) at Middlesex University? Biotechnology encompasses the latest techniques in biological molecules, cells and organisms and applying knowledge of these to problems arising in health, disease, industry and the environment. As a discipline, biotechnology continues to expand as technology develops. This course has been designed to give you knowledge of biotechnological processes and to explore the applications of biotechnology in industry for food, food products and enzyme production, in plant and animal biotechnology, and in environmental and medical settings. You will acquire the fundamentals of scientific thought together with essential skills and knowledge required for work across a range of biotechnological processes essential for maintenance of life within the developed world. BSc Biology (Biotechnology) is part of a suite of biology courses, designed to offer choice and flexibility in the modules you study. There is a common first year that focuses on covering the fundamentals of biology so you have the option of changing pathway at the end of the first year. The other courses in this suite are: BSc Biology BSc Biology (Biotechnology) BSc Biology (Molecular Biology) Course highlights There are placement opportunities for an internship in your third year – which can be completed in the summer or on day release. We will support you with sourcing the best placement or internship for you and making your application A specialist module (Innovation in Bioscience) is dedicated to teaching students how to prepare their ideas for application in the ‘real world’ of biotech industry As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module..