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.
The course is run by the School of Biosciences, in conjunction with the University’s School of Biomedical Sciences and the Business School. 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.
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 12 months’ course consists of two semesters of taught modules followed by your Research Project. Details of individual modules can be viewed on our web pages. Taught modules include (subject to change):
•Industrial and Biomedical Macromolecules •Physical Chemistry of Molecules •Antibody Biotechnology •Polysaccharide and Drug Delivery Biotechnology •Project Management •Finance and Accounting •Marketing for Entrepreneurs