M.Sc. On Campus

Biotechnology and Business

University College Dublin

12 months
26400 EUR/year
14590 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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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. 


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.


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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    26400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26400 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14590 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14590 EUR per year during 12 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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