The course provides students with the scientific research skills and the basic business knowledge needed to convert scientific discoveries into inventions and commercial products.
You will learn how to translate these into a business plan for start-up technologies or innovative processes within biotechnology industries.
You should acquire a combination of essential research and business practical skills in finance, marketing and management which will equip you for career opportunities in the global biotechnology market.
- This course is run by the School of Biosciences, in conjunction with the University’s Business School.
- A series of off-site visits to Institutes and biotechnology companies will provide you with information on the latest technologies and research.
- You will undertake a research project or management project in conjunction with a biopharmaceutical or biotechnological company in line with your individual career aspirations.
- The School of Biosciences is ranked the no.1 research environment in the UK (for agriculture, veterinary and food science) in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework). 97% of our work (in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science ) was judged to be of international quality.
- The Business School is one of the UK’s leading centres for management education and is globally ranked among the world’s top business schools for the quality of its teaching and research on sustainability and social responsibility.
This programme requires 180 credits.
The 12 months’ course consists of two semesters of taught modules (120 credits), followed by a Research Project (60 credits) of 3 months on a full-time basis during the summer period. Part-time students should be prepared to undertake their research project in the summer of the second year, working on a full-time basis.
You will study at Sutton Bonington Campus (School of Biosciences), University Park (School of Biomedical Sciences) and Jubilee Campus (Business School).
Taught modules are compulsory. Exceptions will be made for students who have already completed certain modules as part of their undergraduate degrees. (All modules are subject to change)
- Industrial and Biomedical Macromolecules (D24BT1)
- Physical Chemistry of Molecules (D245F7)
- Antibody Biotechnology (D24BT4)
- Polysaccharide and Drug Delivery Biotechnology (D24BT5)
- Structural Biology (D24BT8)
- Project Management (N14C15)
- Creative Problem Solving (N14G01)
- Finance and Accounting (N14G02)
- Marketing for Entrepreneurs (N14G03)
- Innovation Management (N14G05)
- Science, Technology, Arts and Business (N14G06)
Career prospects and employability
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.
BSc or BA Honours in a relevant subject area to 2i Hons level or equivalent.
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
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Last updated February 1, 2016