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Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management (MSc)

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management MSc combines expertise from pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and the food sector.

Course Overview

The bioprocessing and biotechnology industries are major components of global industrialised economies with impacts in medicine, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and the food sector. Management of change requires a new calibre of technical specialist who will have business acumen and a scientific knowledge base. This MSc equips you with the necessary tools and expertise to become an entrepreneur, offering key business information and industrially relevant knowledge. Leading centres of expertise, including staff from Life Sciences and Warwick Business School (WBS), form a multidisciplinary teaching faculty. The course is delivered by lecturers with internationally acknowledged academic, industrial and government expertise.

Teaching

You will be taught by a multidisciplinary teaching faculty including staff from Life Sciences and Warwick Business School, joined by lecturers with internationally acknowledged academic, industrial and government expertise.

Teaching is typically by facilitated sessions, including interactive lectures, short question & answer sessions and small group interactive workshops/tutorials. Individual and team learning will be used for case study analysis and workshop activities. Your project dissertation will be 15,000 words in length, non-laboratory based and generally undertaken at the University of Warwick under the supervision of an approved tutor. Every student has the opportunity to source their own work-based placement.

Assessment

Assessments take place during or shortly after completion of each module and include essays, seminar presentations, poster presentations, Multiple Choice Question exams and assessed group work. One third of your final mark will be derived from the project dissertation which is 15,000 words in length. Two thirds of your final mark will be derived from assessment of the eight core and two elective modules.

Skills from this degree

You will gain:

  • The ability to understand the scientific, technical and financial basis of biotechnology systems
  • The ability to understand the operation and management of biotechnology industries
  • The ability to appraise and analyse financial and business implications in a global context
  • Transferable skills including team working, communicating with peers and sector specialists, organising, planning and oral presentation
  • Research skills including scientific report writing, numerical skills, logical reasoning, critical analysis and project work

Careers

Graduates from the School of Life Sciences taught Masters courses have gone on to work for employers including: Pfizer; Severn Trent Water; Eurofins Agroscience Services; Novartis; Philips Healthcare; Rothamstead Research; NGO Client Earth and Public Health England. They have pursued roles such as: bacteriologists, microbiologists; biochemists, medical scientists; business and financial project management professionals; environmental health professionals, and management consultants and business analysts.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Life Sciences Networking Event
  • Careers in Science
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Mock Interviews for Life Sciences students
  • Interested in Careers in Scientific Publishing

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 28,520per year

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

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 103

    7th out of 123 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    148 65%

    31st

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    20th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    163 75%

    15th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    29th

    20

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