University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Bio-Business and Medical Sciences

The course aims to provide you with core skills in the area of commercialisation of scientific ideas and research methodology. The course provides you with an understanding of the commercialisation of scientific ideas and the setting up of a bio-business and the research skills that are needed to accompany this knowledge. The choice of discipline based knowledge to accompany the core elements of the programme is your choice, providing you with a unique opportunity to follow your interests within science. This course is ideal for graduates in biomedical science, pharmacy and medicine who want to improve their career prospects, widen their knowledge base linked to their own scientific interests and are fascinated by the commercialisation of science.

Entry requirements

Applicants will usually require the equivalent to a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a biomedical science subject such as biochemistry, biomedical science, pharmacology or a degree in medicine or pharmacy.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to bio-business and the commercialisation of bioscience research; generic skills; advanced bio-business and the commercialisation of bioscience research; basic skills; basic research methods; biological therapies. Optional modules: small molecule drug discovery; introduction to molecular biology; drug metabolism and toxicology; molecular pharmacology; pharmacokinetics; pharmacovigilance; business of science.

Assessment methods

Assessment criteria is based on the progress of practical and course work as well as a written degree examination. Some examples of the course work assessed throughout the component courses are: essays, commercially focused presentations, business planning and bio-entrepreneurship, public communication of science and written examinations.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Programmes Co-ordinator
Telephone number: 
01224 437096