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Biomedical and Molecular Sciences with Business

University of Dundee

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
22950 GBP/year
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About

On this course you will explore leadership and decision making and gain a critical understanding of the role, responsibilities and competences of leadership. You will also gain an understanding of economic concepts and principles underpinning business strategy and economic-decision making.

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

How you will be taught

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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