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MSc Medical Biotechnology and Business Management


Are you interested in a biomedical industry career?
Do you want to combine science and business?
Do you want to expand your skills and enhance employment prospects?

Modern medical biotechnology industries are a major component of global industrialised economies and this MSc programme covers a broad range of biomedical science, business and management skills as an integrated package. Our Medical Biotechnology and Business Management course provides knowledge and understanding of the key technical, business and societal issues relevant to the operation and development of medical biotechnology industries and equips the student to make original and informed contributions to advance and develop these industries. It also develops the capability to research and analyse market needs for medical product development, propose technical strategy based on up to date information and leading edge diagnostic technology.

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.

If you love science yet have an entrepreneurial spirit and are not sure whether to go into academia or industry, this course will help you identify your strongest qualities. It will give you a broad vision of the sector at different levels, from R&D to commercialisation.
Jamie Garcia Sanchez-Cervera

Course Structure

The course is a full time (over twelve months) or part time (over 24 months) taught programme with modular content, based around two strands: medical biotechnology and business management.

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

Most modules are assessed through coursework, such as presentations, reports and essays. Some modules have in-module tests as an assessment component.

  • 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.

Please see our FAQs page for part-time route information.

Career Opportunities

This MSc is suitable for those looking for a career in medical biotechnology and related industrial sectors where employees need multidisciplinary knowledge.

Graduates are expected to work in a wide range of jobs including project management, business development and general managerial positions.

Career destinations include:

  • Parexel
  • Abcam
  • Informa PLC
  • Oxford University Hospital
  • The Binding Site
  • Ashfield Healthcare

Job titles include: Clinical Trials Data Clerk, Graduate Trainee, Technology Graduate Associate, MSD Women's Health Account Executive, Regulatory Affairs Officer, Clinical Research Associate and Healthcare Analyst..

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Our course and module content and schedule is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick.

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: 2023
Course code: TLFS-J7N2
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Entry requirements: At least a second class honours degree, or an equivalent qualification
IELTS: 6.5 (no component score below 6.0)
UK fees: £10,950
International fees: £31,450
Start date: September 2023
Location of study: School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick

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