M.Sc. On Campus

Biotech and Pharmaceutical Management

12 months
29400 GBP/year
16500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Embrace one of the fastest paced sectors in health through this cutting edge Master’s programme in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Management from University College London (UCL) that focuses on the business and management of biotechnology and pharmaceutical ventures.


This leading edge programme that brings business together with biotechnology and pharmaceuticals has been crafted by academics and industry experts at the world’s first business school dedicated to health. Taught from a global top 10 university, the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Management MSc from University College London (UCL) offers a unique opportunity to learn from the best in the sector and secure your future employability.

The pioneering world of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals is more globally relevant than ever before. Bringing biotechnology and pharmaceutical innovations to market requires experts with critical knowledge of this complicated world. With an ever growing need for the development of new drugs in response to emerging global medical issues, applying a business mindset to this area of health is increasingly vital.

The Biotech and Pharmaceutical Management MSc teaches students an advanced level of the interactions between business and science in this field. Bringing together the expertise of both the UCL Global Business School for Health (UCL GBSH) and UCL’s other cross-disciplinary centres including the UCL Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology, participants on the programme gain crucial insights from multiple perspectives. With content bound together by the pharmacoeconomics discipline, the programme also includes important information on regulations and market access. Bringing this action learning environment to life, students have the opportunity to take an idea for a drug or biotech product from the trials stage to business case. 


Graduates of the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Management MSc programme will enjoy a solid foundation in their understanding of the interconnections between biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and business. In particular, graduates will develop an ability to think with an entrepreneurial mindset, identifying opportunities for products, solutions and inventions that come from healthcare research. They will gain practical skills in relation to different measures for biotechnology and pharmaceutical costs and outcomes, and acquire a detailed understanding of pharmacoeconomic techniques including Cost-Benefit Analysis, Cost-Effective Analysis, Cost-Utility Analysis, Cost-Minimisation Analysis, and Cost-Consequence Analysis. This is underpinned by a critical understanding of the ethical, legal and regulatory factors linked with biotech and pharma business development.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Pharmaceutical and Biotech Policies and Practices
  • Pharmacoeconomics 
  • Commercialisation of Research Ideas
  • Supply Chain Management 
  • Pharma Commercialisation and Marketing 
  • Capital and Equity Markets for Healthcare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a health, science, business or economics related subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Graduates without the relevant degree classification but with extensive relevant work experience are welcome to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Overseas tuition fees: £14,700
  • UK tuition fees: £8,250

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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