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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology


Academic. Applicants should hold a first or a good upper second class honours degree or equivalent.

Language. Candidates who are not native English speakers must demonstrate that they can read, write and speak English to the standard required to fully participate in the programme. Information on the language test scores required for the MPhil in Biotechnology can be found in the Graduate Studies Prospectus. Specifically, the requirements for IELTS and TOEFL are as follows.

IELTS: minimum overall score of 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in the listening, writing and speaking elements, and a minimum of 6.5 in the reading element.

TOEFL internet-based test (iBT): minimum overall score of 100, with not less than 25 in each element.

Visa information. If you are made an offer, an ATAS will be required in order to obtain a Visa. When applying for ATAS clearance, use the JACS code J7 and the JACS code type Research. In your ATAS application please enter the following JACS code in the 'Full JACS Code (if available)' section: J700. Please do not apply for an ATAS unless you have been made an offer.