Course overview

The MRes Industrial Biotechnology allows participants to carry out an extensive research project in the workplace after completing two taught modules of their choice (see below for options) and developing their research proposal through the research methods module. The research component makes up two thirds of the coures and is expeced to take around 2 years.

This Masters programme is taught entirely online by distance learning, participants may choose 2 of the below modules delivered by Aberystwyth University.

Completing this course results in a postgraduate qualification. See Our Qualifications for more information.

Learning outcomes


Additional Course Information

A flexible approach to postgraduate learning:

  • Take 5 years to complete as many or as few modules as you like
  • Choose modules to meet your needs
  • Carry out work-based reserch to benefit your business

Key facts

Course Dates
Three intakes per year
Up to 5 years
Entry Requirements
Graduate level or relevant experience
Fee info
From £6,150
IFST Membership
Your course enrolment also entitles you to one year of free membership to the IFST (Institute of Food, Science and Technology).
CQFW Level
Course Provider
Aberystwyth University
Course Arrangements
Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location
Aberystwyth University, Online
AFTP Cohort
Course Logistics
Our distance learning modules are designed to be flexible so that you can fit studying around your work and other commitments. A typical master's participant is expected to study for 200 hours when taking a 20 credit module. As a rule of thumb you should anticipate spending approximately 2-3 hours a week on online lectures, presentations and podcasts, and the remaining time on readings and assignments; the more time and effort you can put in, the more you'll benefit from studying the module and the better your grades are likely to be.
My AFTP training course has given me greater confidence day-to-day and more insight into the impact of new techniques and technologies.
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