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According to Wired magazine, some of the most dynamic and exciting career opportunities can currently be found in the startup and small business sectors. Read more

Why this course?

According to Wired magazine, some of the most dynamic and exciting career opportunities can currently be found in the startup and small business sectors. An increasing number of graduates are choosing to work for innovative entrepreneurial ventures rather than pursue more traditional graduate jobs. The Strathclyde MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology places graduates ahead of the curve when it comes to possessing the skills and knowledge required to make an impact in this fast-moving and rapidly evolving jobs market.

Delivered over a 12-month period, the MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology is a highly practical, career focused programme that addresses the global demand for talented entrepreneurs and those working for entrepreneurial ventures.

The ethos of the course is that rigorous cutting-edge theoretical knowledge must be combined with a special focus on developing the practical skills required to engage successfully in entrepreneurial activity. As a student on the course, you'll be embedded in one of Europe’s leading technological universities and will have deep engagement with a dynamic innovation ecosystem.

Through a unique virtual incubation programme, in conjunction with Waterloo University in Canada, you'll gain direct exposure to Canada’s world-leading Technology Triangle.

What you’ll study

The program involves a mix of theory and practical tool-based modules alongside a unique set of innovative ‘lab’ sessions that focus on developing specialist hard and soft skills.

The degree is split into three sections that are reflective of a real-world startup scenario:

-Ideation: In semester one, you'll focus on creativity, opportunity recognition and data analysis skills
-Road Testing: In semester two, attention will turn to establishing a new venture and ensuring the market viability of a prototype product/service
-Commercialisation: In the final semester, you'll work on a detailed innovative project in collaboration with Waterloo University, Canada, to simulate bringing a product to market

Major projects

The MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology degree contains a unique 60 credit hands-on project that is run in partnership with Waterloo University, Canada. During this project, you'll work on an innovation challenge and will apply the tools and techniques you've practiced over the previous year. Using Waterloo’s Virtual Incubation Platform, you'll pitch to experienced venture capitalists and other potential investors in the UK and Canadian ecosystems.

Student competitions

You'll be expected to participate in national and international entrepreneurship and innovation prizes. Strathclyde University has a strong track record of success in various prestigious competitions and there are considerable free support networks in place to help students with their entries.

The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship will provide a special university prize award for the best project.

Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network

The University of Strathclyde is home to the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network, a global support network for current students and graduates. The network has supported many internationally successful student and graduate businesses and yours could be next!

Learning & teaching

The course is delivered through a blend of lectures, workshops, lab sessions and practical activities.

How can I fund my course?

Students on this course are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology (International)
MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology (UK/EU)

Check our Scholarship Search for more help with fees and funding: http://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/

Scottish students:
Students living in Scotland can find out more about funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland.

English/EU students:
Students ordinarily resident in England may be eligible to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 to cover their tuition fees and living costs. Students resident in the EU may also apply.

Careers

Graduates from the MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation& Technology are expected to find employment in a variety of exciting roles. This may involve:
-establishing a startup
-working in an entrepreneurial ecosystem support role
-taking over a family business
-working for a high-growth SME

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The MBA in International Management is a one-year, two-country full-time programme which provides young professionals with the business skills and mindset for a successful international career. Read more
The MBA in International Management is a one-year, two-country full-time programme which provides young professionals with the business skills and mindset for a successful international career.

You will join a cohort of students from around the world with diverse educational and professional backgrounds.

The MBA covers all the functional areas of management and provides a multicultural hands-on experience.

Key features

-1-year, full-time programme with a strong cross-cultural approach
-Accredited by the Association of MBAs
-2 countries of your choice in Europe and Asia
-6 ESCP Europe campuses and 2 academic partners
-22 electives offered
-Double degrees available
-Experiential learning: 2 Company Consultancy Projects
-September intake

6 reasons to join our MBA in International Management

Live the cross-cultural experience that makes the difference
With our six fully-integrated campuses in Europe and 2 partners in Asia, our offer to accomplish an MBA in 1 year/2 countries is unique. You will live in two different countries or continents, study in a multicultural class with 25 to 35 different nationalities and with a broad range of backgrounds. Eighty percent of our alumni say that their programme was "A life changing programme" in the sense that nowhere else could they learn to work and interact with such a high level of diversity. This is an invaluable asset in today’s global business environment.

Be a player in your ESCP Europe MBA in International Management
We co-build the learning experience with our students. We expect our students to share the insights they have gained, their interpersonal skills and qualities such as curiosity, dynamism, maturity, and open-mindedness with their classmates. Indeed, you will learn as much from your classmates as you will from the courses where active participation inside and outside the classroom is equally important. At ESCP Europe, the human connection comes first!​

Shape your future and challenge yourself
Choosing an MBA is to start or enhance your career. At ESCP Europe, you will benefit from a range of career supporting activities. You will be able to select among the 20,000 annual jobs and internships offers. Or like 10% of our students you may create or join a startup; or, you will be able to send your CV to companies you’ve dreamed to work for. Joining our ESCP Europe MBA in International Management means having the luxury of choice.

Study with international Faculty
You will study, learn, and challenge yourself with our 140 faculty among the best in their respective fields. You will acquire critical thinking and the ability to reinvent and imagine new ways of doing business. As much as our student body is diverse, so is our Faculty. Studying on our different campuses provides you with a wealth of different perspectives, teaching methods, and school of thoughts.

Enter the ocean of Blue Factory, the European startup sublimator of ESCP Europe
1st Business school created in the world 1819 by entrepreneurs, the entrepreneurial spirit animates the school. Many new startups are created every year by our alumni and students. The School still invests and develops on its European campuses the Entrepreneurial dimension: courses, research, colloques, academic incubator, etc. You will be connected, as much as you want and as far as you wish, to the Startup community in the different cities.

Top up your network with our Alumni and students community
Network with 4,600 students and executives and with 50,000 alumni in diverse functions and activity sector across 150 countries on the 5 continents. And join the professional community through the Alumni Association in which you can also be involved in the different professional and international groups.

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If you're looking to work in an entrepreneurial ecosystem, this is the course for you. The ability to navigate finance and investment is a recognised weakness in up-and-coming entrepreneurs and small businesses. Read more
If you're looking to work in an entrepreneurial ecosystem, this is the course for you. The ability to navigate finance and investment is a recognised weakness in up-and-coming entrepreneurs and small businesses. Specialists in this area are becoming more and more sought after. When you graduate with your MSc in Entrepreneurial Finance, you'll be qualified to:
-Provide specialised finance help to startups
-Work as a finance expert for a startup or small business

What you'll study

Finance & Accounting
You'll develop an advanced understanding of cutting-edge accounting and finance practices by taking classes from our internationally renowned Department of Accounting & Finance.

Entrepreneurship
You'll attend specialist entrepreneurial finance classes at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship. On top of this, you'll also take a range of core, non-finance entrepreneurship classes. Both areas will focus on your entrepreneurial skills and on developing your capabilities. This will give you a valuable, well rounded and deep understanding of entrepreneurial organisations.

We also run a three month virtual incubation project in collaboration with the University of Waterloo, Canada. This is your opportunity to apply what you're learning.

Course content

Semester 1
-Accounting & Financial Analysis
-Principles of Finance
-Creativity & Opportunity Development

Semester 2
-Issues and Trends in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology
-New Venture Creation
-Entrepreneurial Leadership & Resource Management
-Startup Selling
-Advanced Entrepreneurial Finance

Semester 3
-Virtual Incubator Project

Elective classes
In order to help you develop new skills and/or extend your knowledge in areas that you see as relevant to your personal learning objectives, we ask that you undertake two elective classes. These classes are chosen from a wide portfolio of elective subjects, which are revised annually to reflect the latest business thinking.

Learning & teaching

The course is delivered through a blend of lectures, workshops, lab sessions and practical activities.

Careers

Upon graduating with this degree, you'll be qualified to:
-Establish a startup
-Work in an entrepreneurial ecosystem support role (eg public agency)
-Take over a family business
-Work for a high-growth SME
-Work for a leading consultancy

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The Master’s program in Data Science and Entrepreneurship combines management, entrepreneurship and business models with deep knowledge on data science methods from mathematics, statistics and computer science; understanding their limitations with regard to the law, regulations, and ethical considerations. Read more
The Master’s program in Data Science and Entrepreneurship combines management, entrepreneurship and business models with deep knowledge on data science methods from mathematics, statistics and computer science; understanding their limitations with regard to the law, regulations, and ethical considerations.

Why the Master's program in Data Science and Entrepreneurship?
Are you interested in deploying the potential power of big data to solve real-world problems? Is it a challenge for you to work with complex, structured and unstructured data? Do you like to transform innovative data-centered concepts and ideas into concrete novel and value-adding products and services? And to design business initiatives?

Data science entrepreneurs are able to monetize the flood of data that is generated in this digital age by exploiting the economic value of personal data, developing novel ways to get actionable insights from data streams and exploring novel marketing models. They will typically start up and/or innovate within data based product companies.

Therefore, in this English Master's program you will:
- Combine data science courses with courses that address the entrepreneurship pillar of the program
Examples of courses are: data integration and architecture, data mining, business process management, data entrepreneurship, and creative thinking and open innovation.

- Incorporate theories and concepts from legal and ethical aspects of business venturing, intellectual property, and ethical and privacy aspects of data.

- Apply data entrepreneurship in building a technology startup
The backbone of the program is formed by a series of courses called Data Entrepreneurship in Action (1-3). In these courses, student teams use data-driven methods to test the feasibility of an idea/innovation, build a data-intensive product/solution, propose sales channels and customers, and develop entrepreneurial skills in building a technology startup.

- Solve actual problems with real datasets from industrial partners
Representatives from the industrial partners will share actual problems and datasets in two or three applications domains from which student teams can choose. As 'clients' of the teams, the industrial representatives will actively work with our professors to coach the student teams.

This program is not yet registered in the Netherlands Central Register of Higher Education Study Programs (CROHO). A proposal for initial accreditation will be submitted to the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This procedure might take up to six months and there is no guarantee of a positive decision by the NVAO. Only after accreditation by the NVAO and subsequent CROHO registration can this program be started up.
For more information about accreditation, please visit http://www.nvao.com.

Associated Schools:

Law School
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Humanities

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From the largest global corporations to more traditional public sector bodies, organisations are looking for individuals who possess both the mindset and skills to 'think and act entrepreneurially'. Read more
From the largest global corporations to more traditional public sector bodies, organisations are looking for individuals who possess both the mindset and skills to 'think and act entrepreneurially'.

Delivered over a 12-month period, the MSc is a highly practical, career-focused programme that addresses the global demand for talented entrepreneurs and those working for and managing entrepreneurial ventures.

The ethos of the course is that rigorous, cutting-edge, theoretical knowledge must be combined with a special focus on developing the practical skills required to engage successfully in entrepreneurial activity.

As a student, you'll be part of one of Europe’s leading technological universities and will have deep engagement with a dynamic innovation ecosystem through business competitions, guest lectures and field visits.

You'll study

There are three distinct components to the degree:
-The focus on advanced management & leadership practice, delivered with the Department of Strategy & Organisation
-Covering key entrepreneurial topics such as creativity, business modelling, financial analysis & selling
-An applied project where you'll work on an innovation challenge that allows you to put your learning into practice

Major projects

Our Virtual Incubator Project will help you apply the tools and techniques developed throughout the degree programme to work on a real-world innovation challenge. Using an innovative virtual platform, Jamii, participants will work with the world-leading Canadian technology cluster ecosystem and will go through a stage-gate model of developing and pitching their solution to potential investors.

Students will be assessed on this module by their portfolio of submitted work.

Course content

Semester 1
-Creativity & Innovation Development
-Leadership for Change & Innovation
-Managing People in Organisations
-Technology & Organisational Change
-Introduction to Entrepreneurial Finance

Semester 2
-Advanced Entrepreneurial Finance
-Issues & Trends in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology
-New Venture Creation
-Entrepreneurial Management & Leadership
-Startup Selling
-Virtual Incubator Programme

Electives

Learning & teaching

The course is delivered through lectures, workshops, lab sessions and practical activities.

Careers

Graduates from the MSc Entrepreneurial Management & Leadership are expected to find employment in a variety of exciting roles. This may involve:
-Establishing a startup
-Working in an entrepreneurial ecosystem support role (e.g. public agency)
-Taking over a family business
-Working for a high-growth SME
-Taking a leadership role in a large corporation
-Working for a leading consultancy

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Accelerate your tech start-up and learn how to manage a technology-based company at Canada’s most entrepreneurial university. Read more
Accelerate your tech start-up and learn how to manage a technology-based company at Canada’s most entrepreneurial university. UNB’s Master of Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (MTME) program combines technological thinking with practical business skills to promote an entrepreneurial mindset in students with science, computer science and engineering backgrounds. Students enjoy the project-based structure of the program which is highly focused on experiential learning.

Our small, collaborative classes are held in the J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship, a centre with over 25 years in the ever-changing world of technology. Students discover the market potential of their ideas and learn how to commercialize research with access to a machine shop, welding facilities and 3D printers. Our graduates have gone on to start successful companies of their own making. Others choose to work in Fortune 500 companies, government and not-for-profits.

Partnerships

-New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF)
-National Research Council (NRC)
-Business Development Bank of Canada
-Global Accelerator Network
-Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
-Futurpreneur Canada
-MITACS
-Shad Valley
-McCain Foods
-Siemens
-NB Power
-Remsoft
-Startup Fredericton
-Startup Canada
-Innovatia
-Symplicity Designs
-Sandler Sales Institute

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USF’s Master of Science in Health Informatics program is focused on training the next generation of informaticists in the art and science of health data analytics. Read more

The Art and Science of Health Data Analytics

USF’s Master of Science in Health Informatics program is focused on training the next generation of informaticists in the art and science of health data analytics. Healthcare and technical professionals learn everything from the basics of programming to cutting-edge statistical and machine learning methods in interprofessional, project-based classrooms.

Two tracks are available for students to pursue. Students may follow a track, or take any combination of courses that best suit their goals:

• Health Data Analytics - for students who want advanced training in data science
• Clinical Informatics - for clinicians and executives who are preparing for leadership positions

We seek highly motivated students who have a passion for improving healthcare through the application of data science and information technology. Our ideal student will have either:

• Clinical background (e.g., MD, RN, DPT, PsyD, PharmD, Allied Health, other post-baccalaureate clinical degree, or equivalents)
• Science or Engineering background with an interest in healthcare
• Healthcare Executives, Health IT leaders, and others involved in healthcare that wish to gain broad and deep knowledge in Health Informatics.
• Strong academic background, passion for healthcare, and quantitative aptitude

Program Features

REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS IN THE CLASSROOM

Classroom projects engage interdisciplinary teams of students to tackle real-world problems from faculty research or industry partners.

PROGRAMMING AND DATA ANALYTICS SKILLS

All students, regardless of background, learn programming skills in the context of working with healthcare data.

ENTREPRENEURIAL PERSPECTIVE

Located in the epicenter of the global digital revolution, our program engages with the Silicon Valley startup community. Interested students are given startup mentoring opportunities.

INTERNSHIP AND PRACTICUM OPPORTUNITIES

Students are required to complete a Capstone Experience consisting of original research, substantial project in health and biomedical informatics, or an internship with industry partner. We provide support for students in finding their internships and projects.

ADVANCED CLINICAL TRAINING

Clinically trained students are able to take graduate level nursing courses that fully count toward an advanced nursing degree including Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at USF.

Job Outcomes

Our graduates are well-prepared for current and future challenges in this field. Importantly, our graduates have the technical skill to work with computer scientists and programmers, and a deep understanding of the healthcare environment to work with doctors, nurses, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals.

Our graduates have found opportunities in large hospitals or medical centers, research institutions, startups, government health agencies, and global health organizations. Positions have included Clinical Data Analyst, Director of Clinical Informatics Research, Statistical Analyst, Senior Programmer Analyst and Advanced Research or Clinical training (MD, DNP, PhD in Biomedical Informatics).

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Whatever you are currently doing – from working as part of a large international organisation to laying the groundwork for your first business startup – a Kingston MBA will accelerate your career, giving you the cutting-edge tools you need to succeed at a price you can afford. Read more
Whatever you are currently doing – from working as part of a large international organisation to laying the groundwork for your first business startup – a Kingston MBA will accelerate your career, giving you the cutting-edge tools you need to succeed at a price you can afford. We provide the personal support that gives your career that extra push and makes for a life changing experience.

-Accredited by AMBA, the global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programmes.
-No exams – you are assessed entirely on your coursework.
-Free workshops run by industry experts in addition to the curriculum you have already chosen, plus the chance to extend your coursework in our Bloomberg trading room to a full diploma.
-Tailor your MBA to your career path with a wide choice of modules and research topics.
-High-quality, research-based-informed teaching that gives you the hands-on, practical skills that prepare you for top flight business decisions and help you think creatively.
-Study elective modules internationally – study for your main modules in London, then take elective modules in Berlin, India and Moscow, where our partner has the highest ranked MBA course in Russia. You will work alongside students from around the world and join a global alumni network.
-Work with a dedicated career coach, experience a mock assessment centre, and get specialist support for your business ideas.
-Learn about ethical business: we incorporate sustainability, business ethics and corporate social responsibility into all our modules.
-Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

"In certain City jobs, the ability to use Bloomberg terminals is as important as being able to use Microsoft Office." – Dr George Alexandrou, principal lecturer, Department of Accounting and Finance.

MBA in Russia

The Kingston MBA is also delivered with our partners in Moscow at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RPANEPA). We offer two programmes: an MBA and an Executive MBA. The programmes are identical to the MBA delivered at Kingston University, but with some additional workshops and input from local regional practitioners. The core curriculum is delivered by Kingston University academics, supported by colleagues from RANEPA.

What will you study?

The Kingston MBA allows you to study a wider wide range of topics than you are offered on any other conventional MBA course, specialising in the areas most relevant to your career path.

Assessment

Our assessment methods reflect the skills and experiences you will value the most when you graduate. We will make sure you are thoroughly prepared for your assessments, which include written assignments, discussions, group work, presentations, case studies, role plays and game simulations.

Course structure

The Kingston MBA is a highly flexible programme of study. You need to gain 180 postgraduate credits overall, but you select your modules from a wide range of possibilities. This means you can specialise in the areas that are most relevant to your current and future career.

Your 180 credits break down into separate components:
-100 credits. Choose 10 core modules (each worth 10 credits) from the core modules list.
-40 credits. Choose four elective modules (each worth 10 credits) from the elective modules list.
-40 credits. Your MBA Project – a specialised piece of research and a consulting report (dissertation). This substantial piece of work will be the culmination of all your learning on the MBA. You will have one-to-one supervision for this module and can carry out the project on a topic of your choice.

Elective modules: please note that this list is indicative. Option modules will only be run if enough students wish to study them and therefore not all of these will be run every year.

Core modules
-International Business Environment
-Leadership and Professional Development
-Financial Management
-Contemporary Marketing Principles and Practice
-Operations Management
-Organisations and Management in a Global Context
-Strategic Information Systems Management
-Responsible Management
-Strategic Decision Making
-Strategic Execution and Implementation
-Management Research Project

Option modules (choose four)
-Business Forecasting and Modelling
-Change and Creativity
-Corporate Finance
-Entrepreneurship and Innovation
-Global Business
-Development and Growth of SMEs
-International Marketing
-Management Consultancy
-Operations Strategy
-Problem Solving v2.0
-Public Service Management
-Strategic Project Management
-Innovation Financing
-Winning and Retaining Customers

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The International Full Time MBA is a 12-month programme entirely taught in English. Read more
The International Full Time MBA is a 12-month programme entirely taught in English. The new improved format of the MBA programme is one of a kind designed to impart technical and interpersonal skills needed by the modern manager who is increasingly required to solve cross functional, multi-dimensional and complex problems. The MBA includes core topics and new and emerging topics like Lean Startup, Luxury & Design, Smart Manufacturing, Big data & Business Analytics, Internet of Things among others.

The programme is offered in official collaboration with several Multinational and Italian companies offering company sponsorships as well as project work and job opportunities to candidates. The list of MBA partner companies includes Enel, Whirlpool, OTB, Pirelli, Boston Consulting Group, Vodafone, Barilla, Blackberry, Expedia, IBM, Vivocha, Vente-prive, Poliform, Kerakoll, lastminute.com, Xmetrics, Vimar, Halldis, etc.

Candidates should be ready to stretch their minds and be challenged in real-world business situations and should possess the talent and motivation to excel in their chosen careers. Ambition, independence and humility are also highly desirable characteristics and, finally, we are looking for people who are highly motivated to bring their own personal contribution to the class and to promote diversity.

The School of Management of Politecnico di Milano is accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and ASFOR, is associated with the World Business Forum and is in the European Business School Financial Times Rankings.

Application Deadlines

Applications are now open, please refer to http://www.mip.polimi.it/imba for details.

Applications have to be submitted online on: http://www.applyformasters.net.

For more information and application assistance, please write to

Financial aid

MIP’s International Full-Time MBA is made more accessible to worthy candidates through our Financial Aid Programme. Every year, MIP and its collaborators award financial assistance to International Full-Time MBA candidates, ranging from merit-based tuition fee contributions to company scholarships.

Company Sponsorships of € 5000 available to all candidates, funded by MBA Partner Companies.

Alumni community

We also would like to invite you to our alumni community, where you can find the list of events organized for the community (http://cm.alumni.polimi.it/en/incontri/).

For more information and application assistance, please write to .

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This exciting interdisciplinary MSc programme focuses on providing advanced academic training in the cellular and molecular processes that relate to the production of biomedicines for use in healthcare. Read more
This exciting interdisciplinary MSc programme focuses on providing advanced academic training in the cellular and molecular processes that relate to the production of biomedicines for use in healthcare.

This is coupled with rigorous practical training in the design, production and characterisation of biomolecules using state-of-theart biotechnological and bioengineering analytical and molecular technologies.

You acquire practical, academic and applied skills in data analysis, systems and modelling approaches, and bioinformatics, together with transferable skills in scientific writing, presentation and public affairs. On successful completion of the programme, you will be able to integrate these skills to develop novel solutions to modern biotechnological issues from both academic and industrial perspectives.

Visit the website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/213/biotechnology-and-bioengineering

About the School of Biosciences

The School of Biosciences is among the best-funded schools of its kind in the UK, with current support from the BBSRC, NERC, MRC, Wellcome Trust, EU, and industry. It has 38 academic staff, 56 research staff (facility managers, research fellows, postdoctoral researchers and technicians), approximately 100 postgraduate students and 20 key support staff. The school's vibrant atmosphere has expanded to become a flourishing environment to study for postgraduate degrees in a notably friendly and supportive teaching and research environment.

Research in the School of Biosciences revolves around understanding systems and processes in the living cell. It has a strong molecular focus with leading-edge activities that are synergistic with one another and complementary to the teaching provision. Our expertise in disciplines such as biochemistry, microbiology and biomedical science allows us to exploit technology and develop groundbreaking ideas in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, protein science and biophysics. Fields of enquiry encompass a range of molecular processes from cell division, transcription and translation through to molecular motors, molecular diagnostics and the production of biotherapeutics and bioenergy.

In addition to research degrees, our key research strengths underpin a range of unique and career-focused taught Master’s programmes that address key issues and challenges within the biosciences and pharmaceutical industries and prepare graduates for future employment.

Course structure

The MSc in Biotechnology and Bioengineering involves studying for 120 credits of taught modules, as indicated below. The taught component takes place during the autumn and spring terms, while a 60-credit research project take place over the summer months.

The programme is taught by staff from the Industrial Biotechnology Centre, an interdisciplinary research centre whose aim is to solve complex biological problems using an integrated approach to biotechnology and bioengineering. It is administered by the School of Biosciences who also contribute to the programme.

Modules

The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

BI830 - Science at Work (30 credits)
BI836 - Practical and Applied Research Skills for Advanced Biologists (30 credits)
BI852 - Advanced Analytical and Emerging Technologies for Biotechnology and Bio (30 credits)
BI857 - Cancer Research in Focus (15 credits)
CB612 - New Enterprise Startup (15 credits)
CB613 - Enterprise (15 credits)
BI840 - Cancer Therapeutics: From the Laboratory to the Clinic (15 credits)
BI845 - Research project (60 credits)

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework and the research project.

Programme aims

You will gain the following transferable skills:

- the ability to plan and manage workloads

- self-discipline and initiative

- the development of reflective learning practices to make constructive use of your own assessment of performance and use that of colleagues, staff and others to enhance performance and progress

- communication: the ability to organise information clearly, create and respond to textual and visual sources (eg images, graphs, tables), present information orally, adapt your style for different audiences.

- enhanced understanding of group work dynamics and how to work as part of a group or independently.

Research areas

Research in the School of Biosciences is focused primarily on essential biological processes at the molecular and cellular level, encompassing the disciplines of biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology and biomedical research.

The School’s research has three main themes:

- Protein Science – encompasses researchers involved in industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology, and protein form and function

- Molecular Microbiology – encompasses researchers interested in yeast molecular biology (incorporating the Kent Fungal Group) and microbial pathogenesis

- Biomolecular Medicine – encompasses researchers involved in cell biology, cancer targets and therapies and cytogenomics and bioinformatics.

Each area is led by a senior professor and underpinned by excellent research facilities. The School-led development of the Industrial Biotechnology Centre (IBC), with staff from the other four other schools in the Faculty of Sciences, facilitates and encourages interdisciplinary projects. The School has a strong commitment to translational research, impact and industrial application with a substantial portfolio of enterprise activity and expertise.

Careers

A postgraduate degree in the School of Biosciences is designed to equip our graduates with transferable skills that are highly valued in the workplace. Our research-led ethos ensures that students explore the frontiers of scientific knowledge, and the intensive practical components provide rigorous training in cutting edge technical skills that are used in the modern biosciences while working in areas of world-leading expertise within the School.

Destinations for our graduates include the leading pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies within the UK and leading research institutes both at home and abroad.

Find out how to apply here - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply-online/213

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The programme is designed for graduates with a biological background and builds on existing core biosciences modules in the area of applied biotechnology. Read more
The programme is designed for graduates with a biological background and builds on existing core biosciences modules in the area of applied biotechnology. It gives a grounding in the early stage drug discovery process for those interested in careers in biotechnology or the pharmaceutical industry.

The MSc covers application of technologies to early stage drug discovery focusing on target identification, target validation, and lead discovery and design follow-up through understanding protein ligand interactions and biophysics at a molecular level in order to produce good drug candidate molecules via rational drug design.

The programme also includes site visits to biotechnology companies and industry, plus workshops/lectures from invited industrial experts.

Visit the website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/227/drug-design

About the School of Biosciences

The School of Biosciences is among the best-funded schools of its kind in the UK, with current support from the BBSRC, NERC, MRC, Wellcome Trust, EU, and industry. It has 38 academic staff, 56 research staff (facility managers, research fellows, postdoctoral researchers and technicians), approximately 100 postgraduate students and 20 key support staff. The school's vibrant atmosphere has expanded to become a flourishing environment to study for postgraduate degrees in a notably friendly and supportive teaching and research environment.

Research in the School of Biosciences revolves around understanding systems and processes in the living cell. It has a strong molecular focus with leading-edge activities that are synergistic with one another and complementary to the teaching provision. Our expertise in disciplines such as biochemistry, microbiology and biomedical science allows us to exploit technology and develop groundbreaking ideas in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, protein science and biophysics. Fields of enquiry encompass a range of molecular processes from cell division, transcription and translation through to molecular motors, molecular diagnostics and the production of biotherapeutics and bioenergy.

In addition to research degrees, our key research strengths underpin a range of unique and career-focused taught Master’s programmes that address key issues and challenges within the biosciences and pharmaceutical industries and prepare graduates for future employment.

Course structure

The MSc in Drug Design involves studying for 120 credits of taught modules, as indicated below. The taught component takes place during the autumn and spring terms, while a 60-credit research project take place over the summer months.

The programme is taught by staff from the Biosciences, Industrial Biotechnology Centre and industrial scientists who all have experience of working with the drug industry (both large pharma and biotech).

In additional to traditional scientific laboratory reports, experience is gained in a range of scientific writing styles relevant to future employment.

Modules

The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

BI827 - Advanced Drug Design (30 credits)
BI830 - Science at Work (30 credits)
BI836 - Practical and Applied Research Skills for Advanced Biologists (30 credits)
BI840 - Cancer Therapeutics: From the Laboratory to the Clinic (15 credits)
BI852 - Advanced Analytical and Emerging Technologies for Biotechnology and Bio (30 credits)
BI857 - Cancer Research in Focus (15 credits)
CB612 - New Enterprise Startup (15 credits)
BI845 - MSc Project (60 credits)

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework and the dissertation.

Programme aims

This programme aims to:

- provide students with an academic framework to underpin your career in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology industry or applied translational research in an academic environment

- give you an understanding of the process of academic investigation in a range of academic disciplines relevant to drug design

- provide a stimulating, research-active environment for teaching and learning in which you are supported and motivated to achieve your academic and personal potential

- facilitate a valuable learning experience through a variety of teaching and assessment methods that will promote the assimilation, comprehension, analysis application, synthesis and evaluation of the knowledge base

- give you the experience of undertaking an independent research project or dissertation

- prepare students for further training and employment both in science and non-science based careers by developing transferable and cognitive skills

- develop the qualities needed for employment in situations requiring the exercise of professionalism, independent thought, personal responsibility and decision-making in complex and unpredictable circumstances

- provide access to as wide a range of students as practicable irrespective of race, background, gender or physical disability from both within the UK and from overseas.

Careers

A postgraduate degree in the School of Biosciences is designed to equip our graduates with transferable skills that are highly valued in the workplace. Our research-led ethos ensures that students explore the frontiers of scientific knowledge, and the intensive practical components provide rigorous training in cutting edge technical skills that are used in the modern biosciences while working in areas of world-leading expertise within the School.

Destinations for our graduates include the leading pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies within the UK and leading research institutes both at home and abroad.

Find out how to apply here - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply-online/227

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Course structure

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Term 1 (18 CH | 23 ECTS)

Management Skills (3 | 4)
Organizational Behavior (3 | 4)
Managerial Accounting (3 | 4)
Marketing (3 | 4)
Quantitative Business Methods (3 | 4)
Negotiation (seminar) (1 | 1)
Business Law (seminar) (1 | 1)
Personal & Professional Development (1 | 1)

Term 2 (21 CH | 27 ECTS)

Finance (3 | 4)
Human Resources Management (3 | 4)
Global Economics (3 | 4)
Strategic Management (3 | 4)
Management Information Systems (3 | 4)
Business Strategy Simulation (3 | 4)
Job Career Planning (seminar) (1 | 1)
Communication Skills (seminar) (1 | 1)
Personal & Professional Development (1 | 1)

Term 3(15 CH | 20 ECTS)

Business Ethics (3 | 4)
Innovation & Leadership (3 | 4)
Strategic Supply Chain Management (3 | 4)
Business Policy & Strategy (3 | 4)
Coaching & Mentoring (3 | 4)

Graduation Requirements

EU Research & Dissertation Seminars*
EU Dissertation (14 | 20)

*EU Research & Dissertation Seminars will be taken over 2 terms

Learning Outcomes

The Leadership MBA covers topics such as management skills, negotiation techniques and communication skills, and looks at how they can be applied in various business situations. Students will also:

1. Examine innovative leadership and management principles.

2. Discover that bringing about change is essentially about managing people and information.

3. Learn the business and marketing principles necessary to start and operate a business.

4. Expand and modify new product development to improve positioning and gain strategic competitive advantage.

Faculty

EU’s high-caliber faculty is made up of full-time academics with doctoral degrees, as well as part-time instructors who are also current members of the international business community. Our faculty members have current or previous experience as entrepreneurs, consultants and business leaders. This merge of the academic and professional worlds supports a unique and exceptional quality of learning, reinforcing EU's pragmatic approach to education.

Careers

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Corporate management
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The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, AMIE, is addressed to candidates who want to think and act as entrepreneurs and become innovative leaders, for example: to become entrepreneurs or envisage entrepreneurial careers as family business managers; or to join the founding team of a startup or to work as associates in charge of corporate R&D projects; or as consultants to assist companies in the implementation of innovative and creative projects. In fact, the emergence of new technologies and the broadening of global markets create continuous opportunities for new business development and challenge the established market positions. The course is entirely taught in English and has a duration of 12 months starting in September, 6 months held at MIP, Milan and 6 months held at Solvay, Brussels. The programme comprises three experiential modules:
1. The ‘New Venture Lab’ where students will have to act as an entrepreneur to create a business model of start-up from scratch.
2. The ‘Innovation-In-Action Lab’ where they will have to act as a business consultant in one established small or medium enterprise.
3. The ‘Corporate Entrepreneurship Lab’ where they will have to act as a team-member taking part in the launch of a new corporate project.

The course allows you to interact with the Polihub, incubator and co-working space of Politecnico di Milano, and the "Team of Solvay Entrepreneurs", the entrepreneurship center of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Italian Angels for Growth, Ericsson and HP are official partners of AMIE.

Application Deadlines

Applications are now open, please refer to http://www.mip.polimi.it/amie for details.

Applications have to be submitted online on: http://www.applyformasters.net.

Candidates applying before 31st January 2016 are eligible for early-bird tuition fee waiver of 10% (upon availability).
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From modelling human cognition to programming robots to act in their environment, this course crosses the boundary between several disciplines, including biology, neuroscience, psychology, and computer science.

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Employability

You will receive training in computational and research methods, and will gain an overview of current research in neuroscience and robotics. The programme will prepare you to go onto high quality PhD programmes, leading to work in a range of fields from advanced robotics to cognitive neuroscience.

Many of our students receive job offers before they graduate. Recent students have found employment working and training in an IT consultancy; software engineering at Google; and setting up startup companies to develop IT products inspired by human cognition.

Several of our students receive PhD offers before completing the course; one of our recent students will be studying for a PhD in computational neuroscience at University College Dublin with funding secured via a postgraduate award from the Irish Research Council. Others choose to stay at Birmingham for PhD study. The course gives you an opportunity to showcase your talent in the School of Psychology and the School of Computer Science, and to increase your chances of pursuing an academic career within the University of Birmingham.

About the School of Psychology

The School of Psychology is one of the strongest and most active psychology departments in the country. We are ranked among the top five psychology departments for research and have a reputation for excellent teaching.

With around 800 undergraduates, 250 postgraduates including 100 PhD students, and 140 research and teaching staff we are one of the largest psychology departments in the UK.

The School currently has a live research grant portfolio of £14.1m generating an annual income of around £3.8m. Of our 140 staff, 63% are core funded, and 37% are research funded.

The School hosts four specialist research centres:

- Centre for Human Brain Health
- Centre for Applied Psychology
- The Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

Staff and students benefit from our extensive links with local hospitals and clinics, other universities, schools and nurseries, industrial companies and local and national government departments.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

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Course structure

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Term 1 (18 CH | 23 ECTS)

Management Skills (3 | 4)
Organisational Behaviour (3 | 4)
Managerial Accounting (3 | 4)
Marketing (3 | 4)
Quantitative Business Methods (3 | 4)
Negotiation (seminar) (1 | 1)
Business Law (seminar) (1 | 1)
Personal & Professional Development (1 | 1)

Term 2 (21 CH | 27 ECTS)

Finance (3 | 4)
Human Resources Management (3 | 4)
Global Economics (3 | 4)
Strategic Management (3 | 4)
Management Information Systems (3 | 4)
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Job Career Planning (seminar) (1 | 1)
Communication Skills (seminar) (1 | 1)
Personal & Professional Development (1 | 1)

Term 3(15 CH | 20 ECTS)

Business Ethics (3 | 4)
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Strategic Supply Chain Management (3 | 4)
Business Policy & Strategy (3 | 4)
Coaching & Mentoring (3 | 4)

Graduation Requirements

EU Research & Dissertation Seminars*
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*EU Research & Dissertation Seminars will be taken over 2 terms

Learning Outcomes

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2. Discover that bringing about change is essentially about managing people and information.

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Faculty

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