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Medical Biotechnology and Business Management (MSc) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • Full-time: P-J7N2
  • Part-time: P-J7N2P
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Warwick University's Medical Biotechnology and Business Management MSc course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of the key technical, business and societal issues relevant to the operation and development of medical biotechnology industries.


Developed out of our very successful Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management MSc, this course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of the key technical, business and societal issues relevant to the operation and development of medical biotechnology industries. It will equip you to make original and informed contributions to advance and develop these industries. It will also develop your capability to research and analyse market needs for medical product development and propose technical strategy based on up-to-date information and leading-edge diagnostic technology.


Core Modules

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

Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Microbiomics and Metagenomics
  • Innovations to Prevent and Treat Infectious Disease
  • Essentials of Medical Genomics
  • Environmental Protection, Risk Assessment and Safety

Teaching

You will be taught by a multidisciplinary teaching faculty including staff from Life Sciences and Warwick Business School, joined by lecturers with internationally acknowledged academic, industrial and government expertise.

Teaching is typically by facilitated sessions, including interactive lectures, short question and answer sessions and small group interactive workshops/tutorials. Individual and team learning will be used for case study analysis. Your project dissertation will be 15,000 words in length, non-laboratory based and generally undertaken at the University of Warwick under the supervision of an approved tutor. Every student has the opportunity to source their own work-based placement.

Contact hours and class sizes

Depending on the module contact hours vary between 15-25 per week and class sizes vary between 5 to 80 students.

Assessment

Assessments take place during or shortly after completion of each module and include essays, seminar presentations, poster presentations, Multiple Choice Question exams and assessed group work. One third of your final mark will be derived from the project dissertation which is 15,000 words in length. Two thirds of your final mark will be derived from assessment of the eight core and two elective modules.

Skills from this degree

You will gain:

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of the scientific and business factors which influence the biomedical sciences industry
  • The ability to appraise and analyse financial and business implications in a global context
  • The ability to recognise and manage the inherent problems in medical biotechnology business development, and propose solutions based on current knowledge and original thought
  • Transferable skills including team working, communicating with peers and sector specialists, organising, planning and oral presentation
  • Research skills including scientific report writing, numerical skills, logical reasoning, critical analysis and project work which includes the ability to estimate, plan, cost and monitor activities.

Minimum requirements 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Additional Course Costs

All students in Life Sciences are strongly encouraged to buy a computer, at an approximate cost of £600.

Students will need to spend approximately £80 on books. Students are expected to have suitable clothing for field trips, including waterproof footwear.

Scholarships

Up to five SLS Excellence Scholarships will be awarded as a 50% reduction of course fees. Awards will be based on past academic achievement and experience, motivation for study, extracurricular activities and vision for the future.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from the School of Life Sciences taught Masters courses have gone on to work for employers including: Pfizer; Severn Trent Water; Eurofins Agroscience Services; Novartis; Philips Healthcare; Rothamstead Research; NGO Client Earth and Public Health England. They have pursued roles such as: bacteriologists, microbiologists; biochemists, medical scientists; business and financial project management professionals; environmental health professionals, management consultants and business analysts.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Life Sciences Networking Event
  • Careers in Science
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Mock Interviews for Life Sciences students
  • Interested in Careers in Scientific Publishing

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.