Taught course

Biotechnology and Enterprise

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in the biological sciences, which includes a broad suite of subjects, for example, biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, genetics, life sciences, microbiology, molecular biology. Majoring in other subjects such as hemical engineering or chemistry may be suitable provided some units in the biological sciences were completed as minor subjects.

You must also provide sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Biotechnology and Enterprise course will show you how to turn scientific discoveries into commercial products using a combination of research skills and business knowledge.

Jointly delivered by the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and Alliance Manchester Business School, this master's course will also show you how discoveries can translate into a business plan for start-up technologies or innovative processes for commercial applications.

You will cover topics including intellectual property and advanced biotechnology through taught units before carrying out a lab-based research project.

The combination of research skills and business knowledge will ensure you are well-equipped for career opportunities in the global biotechnology market.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 543 4693