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Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

A large atrium of a building with elevated walkways and workspaces along the sides.


We offer a unique opportunity for multidisciplinary postgraduate study. Our open-plan laboratory and write-up areas promote open communication between researchers and students and allow you to benefit from the knowledge of diverse and hybrid scientific backgrounds.

We have over 250 PhD students and 80 MSc students working in the MIB. When you join us to continue your studies, you can expect to be equipped with the key skills to enable you to work successfully across the disciplinary boundaries and at the forefront of biotechnology.

If you're interested in studying with us, get in touch with one of our research leads, or browse through our study options below.

Industrial biotechnology MOOC

This massive open online course (MOOC) covers the key enabling technologies that underpin biotechnology research: enzyme discovery and engineering; systems and synthetic biology; biochemical and process engineering; and sustainable manufacturing, including responsible research innovation and bioethics.

The course is offered through Coursera.

Enrol now for free >>