Pharmaceuticals and the products of biotechnology have a positive impact on the lives of millions of people around the world, offering new and improved treatments for many diseases. The biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries which lie behind these advances offer a variety of rewarding career opportunities. For many of the jobs in such companies, it is important to have both a solid grounding in research and industry standards and a strong understanding of the business side of these vibrant industries.Why study this course at Dundee?
This course integrates the latest biological research and business to give you the knowledge and skills you need to forge your career in the biotech and biopharmaceutical arena. The course content reflects the strong and longstanding links the University has with businesses in this field.
You’ll be embedded in a high-quality life sciences research environment, where equipment is not just representative of the very best in academia, but is of industry standard. Our labs are recognised as being among the best internationally, and our Drug Discovery Unit is one of the few academic research units making an impact in commercial drug discovery.What is so good about this course?
The knowledge and skills you’ll develop in research will be supplemented by the business acumen you’ll gain through our business modules and the entrepreneurship elements of the course. Depending on your module choices, you will explore leadership and decision making, international business strategy, marketing, strategic and organisational management, and business start-ups – areas of particular importance in the biotech and biopharmaceutical sector.
You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your business skills during a bio-business project, where you will focus your business ideas on a promising bioscience research development, allowing you to apply what you have learned to a real life project.
This mix of knowledge and skills are what the biotech and biopharmaceutical industries are looking for in their future employees, and understanding these in line with research and industry requirements will help prepare you for your future career in this field.
How you will be taught
- Talks by invited speakers
- Journal clubs
- Demonstration and practical classes
- Bio-business research project
How you will be assessed
- A mixture of online coursework and exam-based assessments including:
- Patient case studies linked to analysis of research papers
- Oral presentations
- Multiple choice questions
- Scientific writing exercises
- Poster presentations
- Mock job application
- Data analysis exercises
- Focussed business research report
- Business plan or critique of future innovation opportunities
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesBiomedicine Management, Organisation & Leadership Biotechnology View 127 other Masters in Biotechnology in United Kingdom
Applicants should normally have, or expect to have, a first or upper second class BSc honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a scientific discipline in the field of biological, biochemical or biomedical sciences.
International21950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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