University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Biotechnology and Management

This programme offers an expansion of our already successful MSc Biotechnology into industrial biotechnology and business management. It is jointly run with Adam Smith Business School. **Academic contact: mvls-biotechmgt@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MSc: 12 months full-time PgDip: 9 months full-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** Ranked world top 100 for biological sciences. If you wish to improve your knowledge of modern molecular, biochemical, cell biological and genetic techniques for biotechnological applications, this programme is designed for you. You will gain a sound understanding of the nature of business based on bioscience knowledge and research, opportunities for innovation and regulatory requirement constraints, intellectual property and ethical issues. You will learn how to assess the current literature, be encouraged to form opinions based on scientific merit, and implement these ideas in future research planning. You will be taught by experts in the field of biotechnology who run active, internationally recognised, research groups here at Glasgow. The course involves 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. This course has a strong laboratory component, with courses that run throughout the year, giving you hands on experience of diverse biotechnological research skills. The flexible independent research project provides valuable training 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. This Masters in biotechnology & management provides an advanced practical knowledge of how research and industry are being applied to solve real world problems. **Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited** **www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/aboutus/accreditationsandrankings/** **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** There are two semesters of taught material and a summer session working on a project or dissertation. September entry students start with management courses and January entry students with biotechnology courses. **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. **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. **Project or dissertation** If you are studying for an MSc you will undertake individual project in the summer period (May-August). his 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. **Find out more about core and optional courses** www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/biotechnologyandmanagement/?card=corea... **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

Entry requirements

MSc: A second class honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area: Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology or Biochemistry although 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.

Course modules

There are two semesters of taught material and a summer session working on a project or dissertation. September entry students start with management courses and January entry students with biotechnology courses. 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 Managing creativity and innovation Managing innovative change Marketing management Operations management Project management. 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 course Biotechnology Applications Optional course Omic Technologies for the biomedical sciences Synthetic Biology: Concepts and Applications Bioimaging Biosensors and diagnostics Plant Genetic Engineering Crop Biotechnology. Project or dissertation If you are studying for an MSc you will undertake individual project in the summer period (May-August). 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. The aims of the courses are: To enable students to study state-of-the-art biotechnology topics in depth; To allow students to benefit from leading-edge research-led teaching; To provide a critical appreciation of relevant theoretical, methodological and technical literature from the central business disciplines; To develop students' ability to critically appraise published research related to biotechnology; To cultivate analytical and interpretive abilities and enable students to integrate these with essential managerial and business skills. To develop students laboratory skills relevant to biotechnology; To enhance students' conceptual, analytical and presentation skills and to apply them to biotechnology problems; To prepare students for management positions in the biotechnology industry or entry into PhD programmes. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Sponsorship information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 20,150 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 5,100 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 13,433 per Year 1 (International) 9 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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