University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Crop Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship

This course provides an opportunity for science graduates from the UK and overseas to learn about the latest developments in crop biotechnology and gain the business skills and training needed to pursue careers in a crop biotechnology business environment; such people may work in management within existing companies, particularly at the technical-business interface or may take the exciting opportunity to set up their own business venture.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in biology, biotechnology, crop science or related subject, or relevant work experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or TOEFL paper based 573 with 4.5 in TWE or TOEFL computer based 230 with 4.5 in TWE or TOEFL IBT:87 with no less than 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 21 in writing.

Course modules

Modules include: plant genetic manipulation: practical techniques; fundamental and applied aspects of plant genetic manipulation; plant biotechnology; project management; creative problem solving; finance and accounting; marketing for entrepreneurs; innovation management; genetic improvement of crop plants; sex, flowers and biotechnology; basic introduction to omic technologies; technology entrepreneurship; research project; crop biotechnology technology transfer project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a research project.

Sponsorship information

University studentship and some European bursaries may be available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,300 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,500 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sutton Bonington Campus Loughborough LE12 5RD East Midlands

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Postgraduate Enquiry Team
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0115 951 5559