United Kingdom

University of Surrey

=43 rd
Young University Rankings 2016
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018

University of Surrey

Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the study of the systems that govern gene expression and metabolic pathways, and how manipulation of these systems can be applied to the use of microbes as ‘cell factories’ to make gene therapies, replace missing components in defective cells and synthesise therapeutic drugs from by-products of microbial metabolism. The introduction of gene analysis and other developments from the ‘post-genomic era’ are continuing to provide technologies that enable the manipulation of microbial genes to enhance the production of valuable metabolites that can be used, for example, as medicines or fuels. Microbial ‘cell factories’ are used to produce drugs for treating such diverse conditions as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, haemophilia and cancer, as well as curing infections. A fungal mating factor is even used for preventing tissue rejection after transplant operations.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site,Guildford
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250