University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management (Taught)

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Course summary

The Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management MSc combines expertise in scientific knowledge and business acumen. Ranked 9th in the UK for Biological Sciences (The Complete University Guide 2021), Warwick's Life Sciences department will equip you with the relevant science, production and business tools through a multidisciplinary approach. Course overview The bioprocessing and biotechnology industries are major components of global industrialised economies with impacts in medicine, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing 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 master’s course equips you with the necessary tools and expertise to become an entrepreneur, offering key business information and industrially relevant knowledge. Leading centres of expertise, including staff from Life Sciences and Warwick Business School (WBS), form a multidisciplinary teaching faculty. The course is delivered by lecturers with internationally acknowledged academic, industrial and government expertise.

Course details

Modules

Core modules:

  • The Fundamentals of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation
  • Bioproduct Plant Design and Economic Analysis
  • Dissertation/Project
  • Drug Discovery and Biopharmaceutical Development
  • Marketing Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Business Strategy
Read more about our core modules on our Life Sciences website. Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Environmental Protection, Risk Assessment and Safety
  • Innovations to Prevent and Treat Infectious Disease
  • Essentials of Medical Genomics
  • Microbiomics and Metagenomics
Our optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. You can find the most up to date list on the Life Sciences website.

Assessment method

Assessments take place during or shortly after completion of each module and include essays, seminar presentations, poster presentations, short answer in-module tests 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.


Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Candidates must have obtained at least a second class honours degree, or an equivalent qualification, in Life Sciences, Engineering or Business Studies (students from an engineering or business background must be a high class student and demonstrate an interest in biological science). **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band A - IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.


Fees and funding

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