University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Biotechnology and Management (Taught)

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Course summary

Bridging the gap between biology, technology and business management, our programme is taught in collaboration with the Adam Smith Business School. The aim of this programme is help you gain sound understanding of the nature of business based on bioscience knowledge, research and industry and how all are applied to solve real world problems. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Top 20 in the UK for Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2021).
  • Improve your knowledge of modern molecular, biochemical, cell biological and genetic techniques for biotechnological applications.
  • Study business management based on bioscience knowledge and research, opportunities for innovation and regulatory requirement constraints, intellectual property and ethical issues.
  • Learn to assess the current literature, be encouraged to form opinions based on scientific merit, and implement these ideas in future research planning.
  • Be taught by experts in the field of biotechnology who run active, internationally recognised, research groups here at Glasgow.
  • Be part of extensive interaction with industry, through site visits, guest lectures and an 'Industrial Networking Symposium' where representatives from the European biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry will discuss their companies and answer your questions on working in the industrial sector.
  • Receive hands on experience of diverse biotechnological research skills with a strong laboratory component making up the programme throughout the year.
  • Gain valuable training through our flexible, independent, research project for students wishing to proceed to a PhD or into an industrial career. This may also be completed as a business-based project.
  • Additional programme components include industrial networking sessions and a dedicated career workshop on progression planning.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE There are two semesters of taught material and a summer session working on a project or dissertation. Semester 1 You will be based in the Adam Smith Business School, developing knowledge and skills in management principles and techniques. We offer an applied approach, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management. Core Courses: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (BIOTECHONOLOGY) MANGING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION (BIOTECHNOLOGY) MANAGING STRATEGIC CHANGE (BIOTECHNOLOGY) MARKETING MANAGEMENT (BIOTECHONOLGY) OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (BIOTECHNOLOGY) PROJECT MANAGEMENT (BIOTECHNOLOGY) Semester 2 You will study biotechnology courses, which aim to enhance your understanding of using biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of human life. These courses will provide training in state-of-the-art biotechnology applications what have resulted in ground-breaking developments in the areas of medicine, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and food production, environmental clean-up and protection and industrial processes. Core Courses: BIOTECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS Optional Courses: OMIC ANALYSES FOR THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES: FROM GENOMICS TO METABOLOMIC BIO-IMAGING FOR RESEARCH SCIENTISTS PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND COMMERCIALISATION OF BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH Project or Dissertation: If you are studying for an MSc you will undertake an individual project in the summer period (May–August): BIOTECHNOLOGY PROJECT DISSERTATION PROJECT This will give you an opportunity to apply and consolidate the course material and enhance your ability to do independent work, as well as present results in the most appropriate format. Project options are closely linked to staff research interests.

Course details


How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'international'.

Entry requirements

A Second-class Honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area, such as: Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, or Biochemistry. Applicants with a degree in other areas may be considered. Professional experience may also be taken into account. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'scholarships'.

Biotechnology and Management at University of Glasgow - UCAS