Environmental biotechnology – exchange modules

Biotechnologies are now replacing traditional technologies with cleaner, greener alternatives. You will study ‘white’ (industrial) and ‘green’ (agricultural) biotechnology in depth, without the focus on ‘red’ (medical) biotechnology that dominates similar courses. With a strong foundation in biology and the technologies, plus the means to commercialise research, you will graduate with the skills to be the future of clean technologies, in a range of industries from biofuels to food production

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying Environmental Biotechnology at the University of Plymouth. 

If you want to come and have a chat please email us at plymouth.global@plymouth.ac.uk to make an appointment.

Appointments are generally available Monday to Friday between 10:00–11:30 and 14:00–15:30 on a pre-arranged basis.

First year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1:

  • BIOL111 – Animal and Plant Physiology
  • BIOL119 – Introduction to Biology
  • BIOL120 – Cell Biology and Microbiology
Semester 2:
  • BIOL125PP – Scientific Method and Ethics in Biology
  • BIOL127 – Evolution

Second year modules

All modules are 20 credits  

Semester 1:

  • BIOL211 – Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry
  • BIOL220 – Molecular Biology
  • BIOL228 – Applied Plant Cell and Molecular Biology

Semester 2:

  • BIOL212 – Environmental Cell Physiology
  • BIOL217 – Environmental Plant Physiology
  • BIOL223 – Methods in Biotechnology 

Semester 1 and 2 – zero credit module

  • BIOL225 – Professional development in biological sciences 2 (this is a 0 credit, non-timetabled module tracking the acquisition of basic field, laboratory and transferable skills that runs throughout the yea).

Third year modules

All modules are 20 credits 

Semester 1:

  • BIOL307 – Advanced Skills & Concepts
Semester 2:

  • BIOL301 – Plant Biotechnology
  • BIOL3313 – Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology