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Direct Entry into University of Strathclyde (UK) Masters Programmes

20 May 2020

Medical biotechnology (MB) is an emergent field in the medical sciences. This discipline uses cutting-edge expertise to manipulate the genetic machinery of any living organisms to benefit human health. The important role of medical biotechnologists can clearly be seen in this current COVID-19 viral pandemic as they are the key scientists currently devising methods to screen, diagnose and prevent the spread of this novel coronavirus. Graduates of a medical biotechnology degree programme are qualified for fulfilling careers in industries such as; manufacturing of pharmaceutical products and diagnostic tools, research & development, medical technology, data analysis, quality assurance, patents, business development, entrepreneurial platforms, site intelligence and activation, food industries, and bioinformatics sectors, where they contribute towards healthcare research. Forensic science, another potential profession for medical biotechnology graduates, is an incredibly promising and fascinating subject incorporating applications of scientific methods to solve crimes. The International Medical University (IMU) is proud to announce a newly-minted, innovative collaboration with the University of Strathclyde (UoS) for graduates of the IMU Medical Biotechnology undergraduate degree programme. As agreed in the Memorandum of Understanding, IMU MB graduates have direct entry into the Strathclyde MSc Industrial Biotechnology or MSc Forensic Science in a 3+1 years articulation pathway.

MB graduates will spend only 1 year in Strathclyde to complete their Master’s degree on a 15% studentship of the published fee. This partnership is a testament to the excellence of the IMU’s MB programme which is benchmarked to international standards.

The UoS MSc Forensic Science is the longest running MSc Forensic Science course in the UK and is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. Graduates of Strathclyde forensic science form a global network of highly-respected positions in criminology. Forensic practitioners and professional scientists provide input into the programme, and students participate actively in practical crime scene and courtroom exercises. MSc Industrial Biotechnology, on the other hand, is designed to address industry needs and stands at the forefront of developments in biotechnology and engineering. The degree culminates in a minimum 10-week industrial placement during which the students carry out an industrially-relevant project.

About University of Strathclyde
A recipient of the Times Higher Education UK University of the Year 2019 award, the University of Strathclyde excels as one of the top 20 UK universities for research. Nestled in the cultural melting pot of vibrant Glasgow, Scotland, UoS was also named the Scottish University of the Year 2020 by the Sunday Times Good University Guide, as well as the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for higher and further education. The institute also prides itself as an awardee of the QS 5-star rating.

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