Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Bio-Business

If you are seeking a role in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, it's essential that you have a solid understanding of the science and the regulatory environment, as well as communications and deal-making skills. Birkbeck's MSc Bio-Business delivers broad, yet detailed, insights into both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and business in the bioscience industries, with a focus on commercial activity in science-related projects. The MSc Bio-Business provides an overview of the life sciences sector, supported and complemented by business, entrepreneurial and applied modules. The structure of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries is explored in the context of regulation and public perception, to highlight issues of risk, regulation and socioeconomic benefits stemming from technology and material developments. The course features specialist professionals presenting on key areas, such as communications, pharmaceuticals and business development. Industry specialists will be present and available for networking, and you will be encouraged to spend some time in a company in the sector, via networking opportunities. Hands-on experiential learning is also provided, such as building talented teams and pitching for funds. **HIGHLIGHTS** - Develop the science, business and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. - You will be taught by leading scientists and industry specialists and you can take advantage of networking opportunities. - New biological sciences module content is informed by a high-profile industrial panel. - Requires you to carry out an independent piece of research within the subject area of the course. - In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), in a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 11th in the UK, with a research environment supporting world-leading and internationally excellent research.

Entry requirements

MSc: Normally at least a second-class honours degree, preferably in a biological or chemical science subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Some taught modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination. The distribution of marks between coursework and examination varies by module; details are provided in the programme handbook. The module Research Methods in Management is assessed by examination only. The following modules are assessed by coursework only: Future Health Technologies; Professional Practice; The Entrepreneurship Process; The Bio Industry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 16,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 11,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 5,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,400 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
Department of Biologicial Sciences
Telephone number: 
02070790798