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Biotechnology and Business Enterprise MRes

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Our Biotechnology and Business Enterprise MRes is a research-based course with a taught component. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

The course is for students with a BSc in the life sciences or another science discipline. It is also for intercalating and qualified MBBS or BDS students. You can study the course as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route to a PhD or MD.

The taught part of the course includes biotechnology and business enterprise specific content. You have the flexibility to select complementary modules and develop a bespoke course. You will also receive training in general research principles and in professional and key skills.

The course focuses on how to turn research laboratory breakthroughs into successful biotechnology companies. Subjects covered include:

business models
securing funding from venture capitalists and other sources
establishing licensing, contracts and legal ownership
critical aspects of business planning and project management
the science of the biotechnology industry and processing

You will attend presentations and workshops by:

entrepreneurs
academics with business experience
business and legal advisers

Your research project is the major element of the course. Your project involves 24 weeks of research in biotechnology and business enterprise. Supervision is by expert academic researchers in your field of interest.

Biotechnology and business enterprise is a competitive research area. Your studies will be mainly based in academia, though potentially in industry too.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 103 2

    23rd out of 123 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    148 65%

    31st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    68th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    161 74%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    112th

    18

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