UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme analyses how advances in the life sciences can effectively be translated into real outcomes of benefit to all; close links with the research activities of the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering ensure that lecture and case study examples are built around the latest biological discoveries and bioprocessing technologies.

Course Modules

Core modules for graduate scientists: Bioprocess synthesis and process mapping; heat and mass transfer in bioprocesses; fluid flow and mixing in bioprocesses; advanced bioreactor engineering; integrated downstream processing; commercialisation of bioprocess research; mammalian cell culture and stem cell processing; bioprocess validation and quality control. Core modules for graduate engineers: Cellular functioning from genome to proteome; metabolic processes and regulation; structural biology and functional protein engineering; advanced bioreactor engineering; integrated downstream processing; commercialisation of bioprocess research; mammalian cell culture and stem cell processing; bioprocess validation and quality control. Core modules for graduate biochemical engineers: Industrial synthetic biology; sustainable bioprocesses and biorefineries; cell therapy biology; bioprocessing and clinical translation; bioprocess systems engineering; bioprocess microfluidics; vaccine bioprocess development; bioprocess validation and quality control.

Course Additional Entry

A 2nd Class Bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an approved overseas institution; candidates offering recent industrial experience are also encouraged to apply; as with any engineering discipline numeracy skills are important for the quantitative description of biological and physical phenomena; evidence of numerical ability is requested as either an A'level in mathematics (or in exceptional cases, in physics) or some mathematics studied at university; the department provides mathematics tutoring for Master's students throughout the year adjusted to a candidate's ability.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £23,440  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,090  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £12,775  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £3,835  Academic year. First year home fees