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Biotechnology and Enterprise MSc


Course Description

Course Description

Biotechnology is the application of biology in industry and exploits living things and processes commercially to make useful products and provide practical solutions. In the 21st century, biotechnology is set to continue to have a major impact on all our lives from improvements in medicine and pharmaceuticals to food quality, agricultural systems and biofuels.

Using the considerable interdisciplinary research strengths and business initiatives that exist within the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Manchester Enterprise Centre, we are able to offer a challenging and innovative programme that combines expertise in entrepreneurial business development with cutting edge research.

Manchester Enterprise Centre (MEC) is based within Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester. We are recognised as one of the UK leaders in the area of enterprise education.The Faculty of Life Sciences is one of the leading centres for Life Sciences research in the UK. It is ranked second in the UK for research power with 95% of our research classified as being of international significance.

This research based MSc program will provide you with the scientific research skills and the business knowledge required to convert scientific discoveries into inventions and commercial products. You will also explore how these translate into a business plan for start-up technologies or innovative processes within biotechnology industries. The combination of research skills and business knowledge will ensure you are well equipped for career opportunities in the global biotechnology market.

Visit the Biotechnology and Enterprise MSc page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A First or Upper Second class honours degree in the United Kingdom, or the overseas equivalent, in a biological or medical sciences discipline with sufficient evidence in relevant modules taken. Exceptional applicants with a 2:2 with some research experience or equivalence would also be considered. For MSc applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5 in each component, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based) is required as a minimum. International applicants might be interviewed by Skype.

Course Fees

For academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are £12,500 per annum for UK/EU students; £22,000 per annum for international students.


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