Taught course


Birkbeck, University of London · Management

Entry requirements

Normally at least a second-class honours degree, preferably in a biological or chemical science subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College.

Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.

Months of entry


Course content

For those seeking insightful roles in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, an understanding of the science, regulatory environment, communications and deal making is essential. MSc Bio-Business delivers broad yet detailed insight into both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and business in the bioscience industry, focusing upon commercial activity in science-related projects.

MSc Bio-Business provides an overview of the life sciences sector, supported and complemented by business, entrepreneurial, and applied modules. The structure of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries is explored in the context of regulation and public perception, to highlight issues of risk, regulation, and socioeconomic benefits stemming from technology and material developments. The programme features specialist professionals presenting, e.g. communications, pharmaceuticals, and business development. Hands-on experiential learning is also provided: such as building talented teams and pitching for funds.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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