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Biotechnology is the exploitation of living systems or molecules from them for commercial gain.

Although the word 'biotechnology' is only a few decades old, humankind has been using biotechnology for millennia, for example in baking, brewing and sewage treatment.

Modern biotechnologies rely on our increasing ability to manipulate organisms at the genetic level and include novel waste treatments and bioremediations, new pharmaceuticals, the exploitation of enzymes in 'green catalysis' and exciting new diagnostic techniques.

In the 20th century our lives were transformed by information technology; the 21st century may see an equally great transformation, but this time led by biotechnology.

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This Masters degree aims to teach the fundamental molecular bioscience underpinning biotechnology along with examples of its current applications.

We are offering £10,000 towards tuition fees for one-year master’s programme in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology MSc to a student from Mexico. 

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Mexico.
  • Be available to start your academic studies at Queen’s by the start of the academic year in September 2022.
  • Meet the eligibility criteria of MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
  • Have applied for and been offered a full-time place at Queen’s on your selected programme.
  • Not have been awarded a full or partial scholarship, studentship, or other government award to complete their studies.
  • Read and confirm their acceptance of the GREAT scholarship terms and conditions.
  • Note that a deposit will be required to secure your place on the programme.

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1. Check your eligibility

Read and confirm you meet the eligibility criteria

2. Apply

Make an application to your programme of choice via our online applications portal

4. Apply to the Scholarship

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