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Biotechnology and Business Enterprise MRes

Newcastle University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • 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)

£ 23,400per 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

    37th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 100 22

    31st out of 122 8

    17th out of 35 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    135 61%

    35th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    82nd

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    80th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    145 69%

    28th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    14th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    103rd

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    174 72%

    18th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%

    12th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    14th

    1

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