Faculty of Science

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Entry requirements

Molecular biology is the basic science you should study if you want to work in the new biotechnology industries.

It has important practical applications in everyday life, such as the use of genetically engineered organisms to produce new and better vaccines, insulin for the treatment of diabetes, growth hormone for the treatment of growth defects, antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs, as well as the production of more efficient and environmentally friendly agricultural systems.

Molecular biology holds the promise of improved livestock, development of disease-resistant and drought-resistant crops, and the easier diagnosis, and even curing, of genetic diseases in humans.