University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Bioscience Enterprise

This programme is a taught science and business course intended for those who have the ambition to found technology companies or take up leadership, executive or consultancy roles in the life science sector. Students are based at the institute of biotechnology and have a close affiliation to judge business school, a combination that provides an excellent opportunity to learn from leading scientists, entrepreneurs and academics.

Entry requirements

1st Class or 2.1 degree in biological, medical or physical sciences or a financial or legal background and demonstrable strong interest in pursuing a business career in the life science sector; an IELTS score of 7.5 and postgraduate experience in an academic, industrial, or business environment is highly advantageous but not essential.

Course modules

Modules include: small molecule and biotherapeutic drug development; medical devices and diagnostics; agbiotech; business management skills; strategy; decision-making; accounting and finance; financial analysis; company and healthcare economics; regulatory issues; intellectual property; corporate law; skills associated with bringing scientific opportunities to market; understanding how biotech businesses are created, funded and successfully developed; practical group activities; university business plan competitions; consulting project; 3-month internship with a life science company.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on class participation and learning through practical team-work in the research, preparation, and delivery of presentations; written submissions include 2 extended science and technology in business papers; a number of short reports and critical appraisals; a consulting project report; dissertation of 10,000 words based on research and analysis conducted during the internship placement; extracurricular enterprise activities including business plan competitions; submission of a business plan as a course assignment.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,175 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 24,309 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,175 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,175 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,175 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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