• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The MSc in Bio-Business (Part-Time) at Birkbeck, University of London provides an overview of the life sciences sector, supported and complemented by business, entrepreneurial and applied modules. The structure of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries is explored in the context of regulation and public perception, to highlight issues of risk, regulation and socioeconomic benefits stemming from technology and material developments. The course features specialist professionals presenting on key areas, such as communications, pharmaceuticals and business development. 

Industry specialists will be present and available for networking, and you will be encouraged to spend some time in a company in the sector, via networking opportunities. 

Hands-on experiential learning is also provided, such as building talented teams and pitching for funds. 

Highlights

  • Develop the science, business and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. 
  • You will be taught by leading scientists and industry specialists and you can take advantage of networking opportunities. 
  • New biological sciences module content is informed by a high-profile industrial panel. 
  • Requires you to carry out an independent piece of research within the subject area of the course. 
  • In the Research Excellence Framework (REF), in a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 11th in the UK, with a research environment supporting world-leading and internationally excellent research. 

Careers and Employability

Graduates go on to careers in the scientific and business sectors, as well as in research, public policy, and the biological/chemical industries. Possible professions include research scientist, science writer, or higher education lecturer. This degree may also be useful in becoming an operational researcher or management consultant.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Venture Creation
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Future Health Technologies
  • Intellectual Capital and Competitiveness
  • Research Methods in Management (Postgraduate)
  • The Bio Industry
  • The Entrepreneurship Process

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
  • We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively.
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
  • You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.
Specific Requirements
  • Normally at least a second-class honours degree, preferably in a biological or chemical science subject area.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8400 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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