University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Biotechnology and Enterprise

The aim of the programme is to provide extensive training in research skills, through the completion of a substantive research project. Students will also acquire the entrepreneurial skills required for the commercialisation of scientific discoveries through the completion of a series of course units and workshops which will take place over the period of the degree. The research element of the PhD programme will follow the graduate training programme which already exists in the Faculty of Life Sciences. Similarly, the Enterprise modules which form part of the programme have been selected from taught units that are currently offered by the MSc in Biotechnology and Enterprise.

Entry requirements

First or Upper 2nd class Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, a Lower 2nd class Honours degree supplemented by a Master's degree, or appropriate relevant work experience, may be acceptable. Applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL 577 (paper-based), TOEFL 233 (computer-based) or TOEFL 90 (internet-based) is required as a minimum.

Course modules

Entrepreneurial skills: industrial case studies and workshops (15 credits); apply to biotechnology yes competition; research skills; biotech yes regional workshops; umip workshops; undertake research project full-time.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 42 months

Campus details

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Key information

Faculty of Life Sciences Recruitment and Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0161 275 5032