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Biotechnology and Business, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The Biotechnology and Business course at University College Dublin focuses on broadening your knowledge and understanding of Biotechnology while giving you a comprehensive business education. 

Overview

The MSc in Biotechnology and Business at University College Dublin is run by the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science in conjunction with UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. 

This one-year, full-time Masters is aimed at life-science and chemistry graduates seeking a managerial position in the biotechnological or biopharmaceutical field or looking to create their own business within the same industry.

Career

This advanced graduate degree in Biotechnology and Business has been developed in consultation with employers and therefore will be recognised and valued by them. A key feature is the opportunity to carry out a business development plan which will allow graduates to develop connections with prospective employers, thereby enhancing chances of employment on graduation.

Prospective employers include: Abbott; Allergan; Amgen; Baxter Healthcare; Beckman Coulter; Biotrin International Ltd.; Boston Scientific; Elan Corporation; Eli Lilly and Co.; Celltech; Glaxo SmithKline; Icon Clinical Research; Johnson & Johnson Ltd.; Kerry Group Plc.; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Quintiles; Sandoz; Serology Ltd.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Drug Discovery
  • Medical Device Technology
  • Biomedical Diagnostics
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Bioprocessing
  • Marketing Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business plan development
  • Biotechnology Case Study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • This programme is intended for applicants with a BSc in a biology- or chemistry-related discipline. 
  • An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.
  • Graduates with equivalent qualifications in related areas of science and technology.
or with proven relevant industrial experience will be considered for places.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language  proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    13590 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13590 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Please note that there are some general conditions that apply to all UCD Global scholarships and UCD Global Excellence scholarships including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Minimum GPA requirements for continuation of scholarship (if applicable);
  • Full time enrolment requirement;
  • The requirement to act as an Ambassador for UCD by participating in student panels, focus groups, blogs and other activities as requested by UCD International.

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