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MSc in Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management

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The bioprocessing and biotechnology industries are major components of global industrialised economies with impacts in medicine, pharmaceuticals, manufacture and the food sector. Management of change requires a new calibre of technical specialist who will have business acumen and a scientific knowledge base.

This MSc equips its students with the necessary tools and expertise to become an entrepreneur, offering key business information and industrially relevant knowledge.

Staff from leading centres of expertise, including Life Sciences and Warwick Business School, form a multidisciplinary teaching faculty. The course is delivered by lecturers with internationally acknowledged academic, industrial and government expertise.

I gained a working knowledge of how science and business are intricately linked, with both aspects influencing each other. The course has many real-world applications so you really get to understand industry.
Sam Feathers

Course Structure

The course is a full time, twelve month taught programme with modular content, based around three strands: business management, biotechnology & molecular biology, and bioprocessing.

Modules
You will be required to complete 8 core taught modules and also select a further 2 elective modules.

Assessment
Module assessment is by coursework and exam.

  • Two thirds of the final mark will be derived from assessments of the 8 core and 2 optional taught modules.
  • One third of the final mark will be derived from the project dissertation.

Project Dissertation
You will be required to complete a project dissertation. You will be encouraged to develop your own project title (selection subject to availability of an appropriate supervisor) although a range of potential areas of study will be offered.

See Teaching and Learning for more information.

Career Opportunities

This MSc is suitable for those looking for a career in biotechnology and related industrial sectors where employees need multidisciplinary knowledge. Graduates work in a wide range of jobs including project management, business development and general managerial positions.

Career destinations of our alumni include:

  • Binding Site Group Ltd
  • Tata Technologies
  • AkzoNobel
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • Pfizer
  • Novartis
  • Nature
  • European Medicines Agency
  • PhD programmes

Job titles include: Business Analyst, Project Manager, Product Specialist, Regulatory affairs, Medical Writer, Business Development Manager, Research Associate and clinical Project Assistant.

Find out more from our student profiles

Our course and module content and schedule is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick. So it is therefore very important that you check back here for the latest information before you apply and when you accept an offer (as set out in our terms and conditions

Course Summary


Year of entry: 2020
Course code: TBSS-C5N2
Duration: 1 year full-time
Entry requirements: At least a second class honours degree, or an equivalent qualification
IELTS: 6.5 (no component score below 6.0)
UK/EU fees: £9,460 (£4,730 part-time)
International fees: £27,160
Start date: September 2020
Location of study: School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick


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