The time is ripe to develop low carbon alternatives to petroleum-based products both in terms of what society wants and what economics demand. This makes it’s an exciting time to be part of the rapidly developing Biotech Industries. However, biorefining is a highly technical field and the successful growth of the industry is resulting in a lack of sufficient staff with the technical knowledge necessary to support its expansion.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to be part of the new bio-economy. This MSc focuses on substituting plant material for mineral oil and you can choose from a range of modules which incorporate the latest thinking around this.
This training programme has been designed in consultation with existing UK industries to address this skills shortage. Since this programme is aimed at people who are already working, training is via.
Participants take at least 3 and up to 5 of the modules shown at the bottom of this page, plus Research Methods and a Work-based research project. Up to 2 complementary modules may be taken from the following: Carbon Footprinting and LCA, Climate Change, Anaerobic Digestion, Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
This programme is delivered entirely on-line. Modules are accessible as CPD or as-bearing units towards a range of postgraduate qualifications.
Completing this course results in a postgraduate qualification. See Our Qualifications for more information.
The focus of thisis to increase understanding of the challenges facing the sector and awareness of current relevant . To ensure academic coherence throughout the optional taught modules all work towards common learning outcomes, as follows:
A flexible approach to postgraduate learning:
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
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Reading RG6 6AP
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