Biotechnology and Enterprise: The University of Manchester

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Biotechnology and Enterprise: The University of Manchester, The Graduate Office, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Simon Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 Year full-time
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Course description

The course aims to provide students with scientific research skills and the basic business knowledge required to convert scientific discoveries into inventions and commercial products. How these translate into a business plan for start up technologies or innovative processes within biotechnology industries will also be explored.

The course is a research-based MSc programme. Using the considerable interdisciplinary research strengths and business initiatives that exist within the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Manchester Science Enterprise Centre, they are able to offer a challenging and innovative programme that combines expertise in entrepreneurial business development with cutting edge research. Graduates of the course will acquire a combination of essential research and business practical skills which will equip them for career opportunities in the global biotech market.

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview: Applicants will need to hold a First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, a Lower Second class honours degree supplemented with appropriate relevant work experience may be acceptable.

English language: For MSc applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 7.0, TOEFL 600 (paper based), TOEFL 250 (computer based) or TOEFL 100 (internet based) is required. This may be relaxed to IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL 577/233/90) for outstanding candidates but these students would be required to register on one of the University's summer Pre-sessional English programmes.

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