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Applied Biopharmaceutical Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship (ABBE), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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Run in partnership with the University's Business School, you will learn how to translate ideas and concepts into a business plan.  Apply this knowledge in start-up technologies or innovative processes within biotechnology industries.

  • Acquire a combination of essential research and business skills in finance, marketing and management which will equip you for career opportunities in the global biotechnology market
  • Benefit from visits to institutes and biotechnology companies to gain insights on the latest technologies and research
  • Apply your skills through a three-month industry placement research or management project with a biopharmaceutical or biotechnological company

Programme Structure

You will gain the knowledge and skills required to manage innovation in industry, incorporating business and finance planning, idea generation, project management, and problem solving techniques.

Developing your understanding further across industrial and biomedical settings including drug delivery covering:

  • biomolecular structure, properties and function
  • the application of enzyme, carbohydrate and antibody biotechnology 
Research project

You will conduct an individual project either on campus or as part of an industrial placement. You will design the study; gain familiarity with previously published literature, together with the methods and techniques, ethical issues and safety procedures relevant to the topic. This will involve data collection and quantitative analysis in preparation for the final report and poster presentation. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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General Requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant science subject

IETLS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each element

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25695 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25695 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9945 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9945 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs

  • Nottingham, United Kingdom

    583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Loughborough, United Kingdom

    600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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