University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Integrative Bioscience and Business

This innovative, multidisciplinary course is aimed at biotechnology and bioprocessing business managers of the future. The bioprocessing and biotechnology industries are a major component of global industrialised economies with impacts in medicine, food manufacturing and the fabrication and testing of biopharmaceutical products. The pace of change is high and requires a new calibre of technical specialist; a person capable of analysing and resolving problems in a timely and effective manner. Ideally this specialist will have business acumen and a knowledge base that integrates a broad spectrum of relevant expertise. This Master's will equip you with the necessary tools and expertise to become such a person, offering key business information and industrially-relevant knowledge. You will gain an up-to-date and broad technical and business knowledge of the biotechnology and bioprocessing industries, learn how to analyse problems and propose solutions, understand how to analyse the market need for technical or product development, propose a technology strategy and manage the development. The interdisciplinary nature of the course together with the diverse background of fellow students will offer opportunities to stimulate your career and personal development within leading centres of expertise at Warwick.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification in a scientific or another appropriate discipline; English language standard IELTS 6.5; TOEFL 92 internet-based test only.

Course modules

Core modules: Introduction to the fundamentals of biotechnology; molecular biology and genetic engineering; biochemical engineering; bioproduct plant design and economic analysis; business strategy; accounting and financial management; marketing management; bioproduct development and commercial exploitation; regulation and approval of biopharmaceuticals; project. Elective modules: microbial contamination of processes and products; environmental protection, risk assessment and safety; impact of biotechnology on the use of natural resources; advances in biotechnology and genetic engineering; E-business: technology and management; chemotherapy of infectious disease; vaccines and gene therapy.

Assessment methods

One 3rd of the final mark will be derived from the project dissertation. Two thirds of the final mark will be derived from assessments of the 9 core and 3 elective modules. Modules will be assessed by means of a combination of written course work, individual/group seminar presentations and a multi choice or short answer examination. These assessments will take place during or shortly after completion of each module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

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