BSC. (HONS) MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Overview


The field of life sciences has undergone unprecedented growth in the past decades in conjunction with advancement in technology paving its way in achieving great heights. Advances in the fields of life sciences is not only evident in the global context but now becoming more pronounced at a national level, where application of microbiology and biotechnology is integrated within different fields of life sciences. Embarking on studying a degree in Microbiology and biotechnology will equip you to gain knowledge in various fields including; product and process-oriented research & development for applications in healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

Our teaching labs have state-of-art equipment and facilities for practical, hands on training and each lecture underpins many exciting areas as skills in food, environmental and medical microbiology and biotechnology, in addition to a broad understanding of the biological sciences including molecular biology, immunology biochemistry, statistics and bioinformatics.

You will develop a sound scientific knowledge together with advanced practical skills which will benefit you to develop employability skills suited and required to cater for a wide range of occupations, including those requiring specialized knowledge in Microbiology and Biotechnology



Duration

4 years Full-Time (option available for a 3-year Full-Time programme)

Intakes

September & January

Availability

BSc. (Hons) Microbiology & Biotechnology - Four Year
BSc. Microbiology & Biotechnology -Three Year


Awarding Body and Credit Rating


This Degree is awarded by the Edinburgh Napier University – ENU (Learn more www.napier.ac.uk/courses/bsc-hons-microbiology-and-biotechnology-undergraduate-fulltime ) and credit rated at the Level 10 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

This frame work established to ensure that the quality and integrity of the SCQF is maintained at all times and that the benefits of using the Framework are fully promoted to all stakeholders across Scotland and beyond. (learn more - scqf.org.uk )


Course Curriculum

 

Year 1


160 Credits

Semester 1

Introduction to Microbiology

Level 7

20 Credits

Biomolecules 

& Cell Biology

Level 7

20 Credits

Computer Applications & Statistics

Level 7

20 Credits

Introduction to Biochemistry

Level 7

20 Credits

Semester 2

Biochemical Techniques

Level 7

20 Credits

Research Methods & Bioinformatics

Level 7

20 Credits

General Microbiology

Level 8

20 Credits

Enzymology, Cellular Metabolism & Genetics

Level 8

20 Credits

 

Year 2


80 Credits

Semester 1

Man and Microbes

Level 8

20 Credits

Scientific Enquiry

Level 8

20 Credits

Semester 2

Microbiology 

Level 8

20 Credits

Biochemistry

Level 8

20 Credits

 

Year 3


120 Credits 

Semester 1

Molecular Genetics

Level 9

20 Credits

Immunology

Level 9

20 Credits

Scientific Communication -Dissertation & Statistics

Level 9

20 Credits

Semester 2

Food Microbiology & Biotechnology

Level 9

20 Credits

Medical Microbiology 

Level 9

20 Credits

Environmental Microbiology

Level 9

20 Credits

 

Year 4

120 Credits

Semester 1

Applications of Molecular Biology

Level 10

20 Credits

Biotechnology: Industry & Environment

Level 10

20 Credits

Cellular & Molecular Immunology

Level 10

20 Credits

 

Semester 2

Scientific Research Project

Level 10

60 Credits

 


Enrty Requirements





Advanced Entry


Graduates who have successfully completed a 3-year general degree in Microbiology or Biotechnology or biological science related disciplines now have the opportunity to complete the Hons. Year offered by Edinburgh Napier a Prestigious University in UK to be completed in Sri Lanka in collaboration with Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADVANCED ENTRY


A 3-year Bachelors of Science Degree awarded by a university and approved by the university grants commission in Sri Lanka, subjected to be approved by the Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Career Prospects


Owing to the impact of Microbiology and Biotechnology on all aspects of life, this degree offers you the possibility to work in a broad range of manufacturing industries including food and drink, pharmaceutical, environmental, chemical and agricultural. It will also qualify you to work in industrial research and development, production, quality control, sales/marketing and consultancy. It may also provide you with opportunities to work in laboratories in research institutes, government departments, health service and environmental consultancies.


WHY STUDENTS SHOULD PURSUE A BSC, HONS DEGREE at ENU?


Unique experience on conducting and handling research independently and it is the most preferred entry level qualification by employers in the present competitive field of science and technology. It also gives you the opportunity to get direct entry into postgraduate programmes.

Reserve your place by sending an application along with the curriculum vitae to us.