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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 new MSc programme covers a broad range of biomedical science, business and management skills as an integrated package.

Developed out of our very successful Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management MSc, the 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 qualitites. It will give you a broad vision of the sector at different levels, from R&D to commercialisation.
Jamie Garcia Sanchez-Cervera

Entry requirements: Minimum second class Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or Business Studies (students with a business background must be a high class student and demonstrate an interest in biological science). English language standard IELTS 6.5.

Study: Full time over 12 months or part time over 24 months.

Module options: 8 core modules, 2 elective modules, project dissertation.

Module assessments by a combination of written course work, individual/group seminar presentations and a multi-choice or short answer examination.

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
  • Business Management

You will be required to complete eight core modules and must also select a further two elective modules. Depending on your academic background you will find elements of some modules harder, or easier, than others.

Teaching will be by interactive lectures, short question & answer sessions and small group interactive workshops/tutorials. Individual and team learning will be used for case study analysis.

You will be required to undertake a project dissertation. You will be encouraged to propose your own project title (selection subject to availability of an appropriate supervisor) although a range of potential topic areas will be offered. Projects will normally be non-laboratory based and generally undertaken at the University of Warwick under the supervision of an approved tutor. The research project is a substantial piece of original work. The project normally requires 3 months of enquiry and data collection, and one month writing up.

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).

Core Modules

  • The Fundamentals of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
  • Drug Discovery & Biopharmaceutical Development
  • Entrepreneurship & Commercialisation
  • Business Strategy
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Project Dissertation

Optional Modules

(availability dependent on demand)

  • Microbiomics & Metagenomics
  • Environmental Protection, Risk Assessment & Safety
  • Essentials of Medical genomics
  • Innovations to Prevent & Treat Infectious Disease
  • Laboratory Skills (2018/19 only)

Further details of modules


One third of the final mark will be derived from the project dissertation.

Two thirds of the final mark will be derived from assessments of the 8 core and 2 elective modules. Modules will be assessed by means of a combination of written course work, individual/group seminar presentations and a multi-choice or short answer examination. These assessments will take place during or shortly after completion of each module.

Please note that modules and courses on offer may change. We reserve the right not to run certain modules/courses based on programme review, staff availability and student demand.

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.

Career destinations of our related course Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management alumni include

  • Tata Technologies
  • AkzoNobel
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • Pfizer
  • Novartis
  • European Medicines Agency
  • PhD programmes

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Featured Profile


Natasha Verhaak
Graduated in 2018

First Degree: Biomedical Science

First job after graduating: Regulatory Affairs Officer, The Binding Site

I always wanted to go to Warwick; it has a great reputation among employers and the campus is lively. My courses really helped me gain confidence in public speaking and this is what made me stand out when looking for a job. I also worked as a Conference Assistant during the holidays at Warwick, which taught me a lot about the world of work. I also helped to found the University of Warwick Amateur Boxing Club, where I was club secretary for a year. I now work in Regulatory Affairs for The Binding Site, where I primarily prepare documents to register products worldwide amongst other things. My advice to any prospective Warwick student is to really immerse yourself in the spirit of the campus and enjoy every moment- it goes by so fast.

MBBM Masters

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