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Course overview

Advances in biotechnology underpin developments in areas that we have taken for granted: health, food and fuel. These areas are global challenges, and it is to advances in biotechnology that we are looking for answers. Biotechnology involves developing technologies, products and processes that combat disease, harnessing biocatalysts to produce alternative fuel sources.

  • Guildhall
3 Years

Why Study Biotechnology with us?

This course is for you if you: have an interest in how organisms can be cultured and manipulated to provide useful foods and drugs; wish to study how to optimise product development and purification; want to understand how we can manipulate genes or gene expression to improve production of useful compounds; or want to contribute effectively to ethical issues associated with biotechnology.

During this course, you will help shape the future of biotechnology; study the manipulation of living organisms in the birthplace of Darwin; walk Darwin’s thinking path at The Mount while pondering how we can use the principles of evolution to improve food and drug production; and sit in the library where Darwin was schooled.



Guildhall is nestled on the banks of the River Severn, and only a short walk from the winding streets of Shrewsbury.
First constructed in 2004, and renovated for the arrival of University Centre Shrewsbury in 2015, the Guildhall building is used as the main centre for teaching and learning and offers fresh, modern and open spaces for students to enjoy.
The building boasts brand-new computer suites, lecture and seminar rooms, open-plan laboratories, a spacious library, as well as a student common room, lounge, fitness suite, courtyard, and on-site café.

Campus Tours

University Centre Shrewsbury campus tours provide a great opportunity to see our brand-new facilities and accommodation.