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Bio-Business

Birkbeck, University of London

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
16800 GBP/year
11000 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Bio-Business at Birkbeck, University of London delivers broad, yet detailed, insights into both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and business in the bioscience industries, with a focus on commercial activity in science-related projects. 

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Overview

The MSc in Bio-Business 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

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.
Lower Second Class

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

Other requirements

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

    16800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Bio-Business
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