Liverpool John Moores University
Biotechnology BSc (Hons)
Liverpool John Moores University

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Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 15 graduates of Biotechnology BSc (Hons) and other courses in Materials and Technology at Liverpool John Moores University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Materials and Technology.

Overall student satisfaction
57 /100
15 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in CAH10

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Materials and Technology at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27500 £26000 £30500
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £30000 £19500 - £32000 £23000 - £37500

Salary of all UK Graduates of CAH10

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26000 £27500 £29000
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £31000 £18000 - £31500 £23000 - £36000

Course Description

BSc (Hons) Biotechnology explores the manipulation of biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that address global challenges in health, food and the environment. The course provides excellent facilities to develop practical skills and exciting opportunities to engage with industry.

  • A practical, hands-on course, taught using state-of-the-art teaching laboratories
  • Gain an understanding of the principles and applications of biotechnology and practise the latest molecular, bioprocessing and analytical techniques
  • Offers fascinating research projects in areas such as synthetic biology, genetic engineering of crop plants, fermentation technology, bioremediation and antimicrobial resistance
  • Benefit from strong links with industry for industrial placements
  • Excellent spring board into careers as diverse as biopharmaceutical manufacturing, drug discovery and development, food technology and biofuel production
  • Opportunities to undertake a year’s industrial placement or Erasmus placement
  • This degree is available to study following a Foundation Year
  • International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more
  • Stepping stone to postgraduate study in MSc Industrial Biotechnology

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Biotechnology BSc (Hons) at Liverpool John Moores University

40% Other Health Professionals
10% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Protective service occupations
10% Administrative occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
5% Media Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals

We use a variety of assessment methods to give you opportunities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills across a range of contexts. Most modules are assessed through a combination of exam and coursework and some via coursework only. Exams are normally held at the end of each semester. - Exams may include a range of question types e.g. multiple choice, short answer, interpretative, problem-based learning and essay questions - Coursework assessment could be in the form of phase tests, practical reports, data handling, oral presentations, poster presentations, group discussions, essays or demonstrating competence in core practical skills. Most coursework assessments are based on individual assignments but some require group work Feedback on coursework assessments is normally provided within three weeks of submission and may be via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you can improve your work.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Biotechnology

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and/or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Please see our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information:
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biotechnology, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Biotechnology BSc (Hons)

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £16600 year 1

Additional fee information

Full-time industrial placement year fee for home students: £1850 per annum. Full-time industrial placement year fee for international students: £3650 per annum.

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

The International fees quoted are for 2023 entry and may be subject to increase for 2024 entry.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of Liverpool John Moores University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Liverpool John Moores University in related subject specific rankings.


    • #33 
    • #805 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

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About Liverpool John Moores University

Established in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) offers students a wide range of resources, such as international student and career support, and state-of-the-art facilities. Some examples of their exceptional facilities include Festo Automation Training Rigs, Tektronix Oscilloscopes, and sophisticated Engineering labs and Maritime simulators. The campus is located just a short 10-minute walk from Liverpool’s City Centre, giving learners the chance to experience the city in their free time.

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