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Why should you study a biotechnology degree abroad?

Biotechnology is the use of biology and technology to solve the most urgent cultural and scientific issues. From helping astronauts deal with the effects of weightlessness to creating fabrics for the runways of London and Milan, biotechnologists play key roles worldwide.
Biotechnology is found everywhere in breakfast cereal, aspirin, camping gear, canola oil, hard cheese, and most soybean products. Amazingly, 70% of all processes food items available in the supermarket owe their existence to biotechnology.
This global influence that biotechnology has means that studying a biotechnology degree abroad offers an insight to each home country’s different uses for biotechnology, while helping you to appreciate the effect biotechnologists have on your day-to-day life.

How can you benefit from studying a biotechnology degree abroad?

If you have an interest in nutrition, public health, disease, life-threatening illness, emissions, space technology, chemistry, or countless other fields, then biotechnology could be the degree for you.
Biotechnology graduates will gain a practical understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge while also learning to critically analyse and synthesise data in solving problems and reaching objective conclusions.
More widely, students will learn to:
  • Excel in a team environment
  • Plan, organise, and manage resources to facilitate successful study
  • Undertake independent thought and work
  • Use a variety of software to store, analyse, and process information
  • Demonstrate the ethical implications of the subject area

What types of jobs can you apply for with this degree?

A biotechnology degree is the foundation for a career in one of the many business and research facilities that make up the biotech industry.
With the rapid rate of growth in the technology space biotechnology is booming, and biochemists, biophysicists, and bioscientists, will be needed in the coming future.
Specifically, a biotechnology graduate will look to become a:
  • Bioinformatician
  • Biotechnical Scientist
  • Consultant
  • Director
  • Industry Researcher
  • Investigator
  • Professor
  • Senior Scientist
The almost unrivalled number of roles a biotechnology graduate can take means that it is very difficult to calculate what kind of starting salary to expect, but you can expect to earn between £25,000 to £50,000. 

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