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Our postgraduate opportunities
 MSc Bioimaging with Molecular Technology
 MSc Biotechnology
 MSc Biotechnology with Business
 MSc Applied Human Nutrition
 MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition
 MSc Environmental Management and Technology
 Research degrees
MSc/PGDip Bioimaging with Molecular Technology

  Research-led
  Based in specialist bioimaging centre

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MSc/PGDip Bioimaging with Molecular Technology

 The course…

    Molecular Biology (20 credits)
    Advanced Fluorescence Technologies (20 credits)
    Genome Science (20 credits)
    Electron Microscopy and Image Analysis (20 credits)
    Career Development and Research Skills (20 credits)
    Research Project (60 credits)

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MSc/PGDip Bioimaging with Molecular Technology

 Where does it lead?

  Specialist research in bioimaging (PhDs etc)
  Industry specialists
  Molecular biologists with specialism in bioimaging

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MSc/PGDip Biotechnology
MSc/PGDip Biotechnology with Business

Course structure
 Both courses have common units with lab-based wet
  biotechnology (Life Sciences) coupled to teaching by
  the Business School
 Biotech. students complete a practical project with
  the emphasis on applied research (written as a
 Biotech. with Business students work with local or
  multinational companies on real business problems

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MSc/PGDip Biotechnology
MSc/PGDip Biotechnology with Business

Opportunities for employment

 Oxford Gene Technology, Oxford Biomedica … plus over
   150 biotech companies within 25 miles of Oxford centre
 The majority of commercial biotech funding within Europe
   is in the UK
 Multinationals based in the UK include Thermo Fisher
   Scientific, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Shire …

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MSc/PGDip Applied Human Nutrition

 Graduates come from a wide variety of backgrounds, mainly biological
  disciplines, wishing to acquire expertise in the science of nutrition
 Subject very topical – rapidly increasing global obesity rate and related
  diseases e.g. Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease - significant
  challenges for health services
 International Nutrition module - global challenges of deficiency diseases
  and malnutrition and their social context in developing countries
 Most modules include international view of nutrition – range of student
  nationalities with considerable knowledge and teaching staff who have
  substantial overseas consultancy experience for the Food Standards
  Agency, UNICEF, WHO and FAO.
 Practical solutions to global problems

   “Internationally renowned scientists e.g. Professor Jennie Brand-Miller,
   University of Sydney recently presented here on the Glycaemic index”.

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MSc/PGDip Applied Human Nutrition

The course …
   Human Nutrition
   Food Science
   Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health
   Current Research in Sport, Exercise and Nutrition
   International Nutrition
   Research Methods
   Research Project

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MSc/PGDip Applied Human Nutrition

Careers …
   Health promotion as food and health coordinators
   In government and policy-making bodies
   Food and drink manufacturers and retailers
   Medical food companies
   Foodservice providers and trade associations
   Research in universities, food companies and research

    “I now research the role nutrition plays on antisocial behaviour in Young
    Offenders Institutions and the community at the University of Oxford”
    (Alumni, MSc Applied Human Nutrition)

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MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Sports Nutrition
 Emphasizes nutrition to improve competitive performance
 High rates of global adult and youth participation
 Physical training and nutrition interact to influence physical development
 Graduates gain skills and knowledge necessary to provide nutritional support to athletes
 Special areas of nutritional importance include:
      Food and fluid intake before, during and after sport participation
      Body composition for sport and weight categories
      Athlete travel and cultural factors – food availability
      Illness risk and compromised immunity
      Ergogenic aids (e.g. caffeine, creatine, bicarbonate loading)
      Supplement use and inadvertent doping

             “Athletes should assess the need for supplements by always consulting an
             accredited sports dietician and/or registered nutritionist with expertise in sports
             nutrition.”                             - Position statement of UK Sport (July 2008)

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MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Exercise Nutrition
 Emphasizes combined importance of nutrition and
  exercise to enhance health and well-being
 1.6 billion people worldwide are overweight or obese (WHO):
   “The key causes are increased consumption of energy-dense foods
   high in saturated fats and sugars, and reduced physical activity.”
   - Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (WHO report, 2004)

 Graduates gain skills and knowledge required to enhance
  role of nutrition in exercise interventions
 Special areas of importance include:
       Exercise and morbidity (cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders)
       Exercise and mortality
       Bone and muscle health (osteoporosis and osteopenia)
       Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
       Satiety and appetite control

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MSc Environmental Management and Technology
A multidisciplinary course that introduces students to the principles and
practice of good environmental management, with a focus on the needs and
responsibilities of businesses and organisations.
 legal and policy frameworks
 environmental management systems
 analysis and interpretation of pollution and environmental data
 geographical information systems and environmental modelling
 environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment
 environmentally sustainable business practices
 waste management and remediation of contaminated land

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MSc Environmental Management and Technology

 Appeal to International Students: Careers Opportunities
  Oxford Brookes is viewed as being at the forefront of knowledge and
   best practice in the field of environmental management
  two-year visas provide opportunities for work experience while in the
  successful completion of the course offers potential opportunities for
   gaining UK-based careers
 “… the course [includes] applied and research
     linked projects with lots of prospects for
     career development. [It] has really enhanced
     my career opportunities …” (International alumni)

    “The programme seems to attract a good deal of high calibre students … [They
    have] opportunities not only to gain experiences directly applicable to the roles
    for which they have been hired, but help provide a view of the complexity of
    environmental issues to help root enthusiasm with effective methods of
    approaching solutions.” (Project Manager, EIE)

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Research degrees


 MSc by research (from 2009) - 1 year
 MPhil – 2 year
 PhD- 3 year

 International fees: £10,220 + £5,000 bench fee

 Funded projects advertised on:

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Research degrees

Discuss with Postgraduate Tutor ( before completing
application form

Glycobiology and cancer                      Nutrition
Movement science                             Exercise and sports science
Cell and molecular biology                   Plant cell biology
Insect virology and protein expression       Molecular neuroscience
Peptide transport                            Genomic instability
Microbiology                                 Cell systems modelling
DNA damage and repair                        Biofilm development
Bioprocess research                          Ecology
Spatial ecology and land use                 Inverterbrate ecology and biogeography
Evolutionary developmental biology           Environmental ecology

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