MSc Medical Biotechnology & Business Management


University of Warwick School of Life Sciences

Full time & Part time October MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

If you’re looking to pursue a career in medical biotechnology, this course will give you an extensive and valuable base of knowledge. It’s especially relevant if you come from a biomedical background.

By developing your understanding of key technical, business and societal issues, you’ll broaden your existing experience and emerge as an informed medical biotechnology professional. You’ll enjoy a multidisciplinary learning experience, benefiting from the expertise of industrial experts as well as academics within the School of Life Sciences and Warwick Business School. The 8 core modules (Fundamentals of Biotechnology & genetic engineering; Regenerative medicine; Drug discovery & biopharmaceutical development; Entrepreneurship & commercialisation; Essentials of medical genomics; Business

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Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. English Language - IELTS 6.5, Band A.


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Student Profile(s)

Kate Dowson

“After graduating from my first degree I wanted to improve my business knowledge so that I could confidently enter a career that required scientific but also strong commercial acumen. The variety of business and biotechnology modules to choose from and the excellent reputation of the Warwick Business School drove me to choose Warwick.

Starting at Warwick I quickly realised the diversity and welcoming nature of the University. As a campus University, everything you need is right there and having the great sports facilities meant striking a work-life balance was easier. What’s more, my MSc gave me both skills and knowledge that have helped me pursue a career in medical technology. Firstly, the business modules gave me a breadth of foundational knowledge in business and entirely changed the way I perceived the medical biotech industry and how I could apply my previous scientific background. Secondly, the course places a large emphasis on group work and presentations, providing you with frequent experience of managing and leading groups, working to tight deadlines and communicating information to a range of audiences. These skills were invaluable to me when I started having interviews and assessment centres for graduate positions.

Just a week after handing in my dissertation, I started my career with Philips Healthcare on their graduate program, doing my first rotation as an Account Manager for Medical Imaging Systems. I think it is fair to say I would not have been prepared for this opportunity without the knowledge and skills obtained in my MSc at Warwick.

My advice to prospective students would be to immediately start thinking about the area or career you want to go into after the MSc, as there is a lot of freedom to choose assignment topics to build up your knowledge in an area of interest, giving you a great edge in interviews.”


Matej Sokol

“After I finished undergrad, I wanted to specialise in a particular industry within business and management. I was looking for a course that would offer a fusion of drug development and business management.

The best thing was the people. Professors and lecturers were approachable whenever we needed any help. Classmates were from all around the globe. The interesting thing was that usually classes break down into groups of people from alike geographical locations. This did not happen and majority of us were actually hanging out together as a group.

I really appreciated frequent presentations of seminars, since the improved confidence in my speech and presentation skills were really useful during final stages of job interviews and assessment centres. Aside from soft skills, I gained just the right amount of industry knowledge to understand the actual research scientists and therefore add more value to what I do.

All year I looked for a graduate scheme in a Contract Research Organisation and eventually I got the job that I wanted. I am on a rotational program at PAREXEL International in Nottingham. Right now I am on a business analyst rotation with responsibilities revolving around software that the company develops for clinical trial management.”


Sophie Mathias

“I really enjoyed the breadth of the course and range of modules. Having a broad understanding of the biotechnology industry from a business and science point of view is very valuable.

Recently I started as an Associate Data Analyst at Abcam, the leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists. I have already drawn on knowledge from various points in the MBBM course, not to mention the skills I gained.

One of my favourite things about Warwick was the plethora of sporting opportunities open to everyone. I ended up getting back into swimming.

One of the most valuable things this course will provide is your fellow course mates: get to know them and their interests in biotechnology. I have no doubt that my course mates will go on to great things and I cannot wait to see what we all achieve in the biotechnology industry.”


Ines Mihel

“Since I wanted to learn more about business management and apply it to the pharmaceutical industry, I decided to undertake the MSc in Medical Biotechnology and Business Management. I chose Warwick because it was the only University offering this course as well as its strong reputation for Business Studies. I think Warwick had a very good welcome for international students and the campus has everything you need.

The best thing about my course was that it was applied to real world cases. It was also a good way to gain an insight into different aspects related to pharmaceuticals, MedTech and basic business management. The highlights were the career events, which included case studies and networking events. I also have very good memories with the people in my course, everyone was very friendly.

I now work as an Analyst at Datamonitor Healthcare, part of the Pharma Intelligence division of Informa, in London. I analyse disease markets, look into drugs competitiveness in the market place, research treatment trends, and conduct and model forecasts.

I would suggest that prospective students try to have an idea of how they want to use the course to achieve their career goals. For example, I was interested in the pharmaceutical industry so I ensured that my essays were directed towards issues faced by the industry, which is valuable for my job as an Analyst.”



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