Taught course

Biotechnology and Enterprise

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to hold a first or upper second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, a lower second class honours degree supplemented with appropriate relevant work experience may be acceptable.

Months of entry


Course content

The course aims to provide students with scientific research skills and the basic business knowledge required to convert scientific discoveries into inventions and commercial products. How these translate into a business plan for start up technologies or innovative processes within biotechnology industries will also be explored. The course is a research-based MSc programme. Using the considerable interdisciplinary research strengths and business initiatives that exist within the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Manchester Science Enterprise Centre, we are able to offer a challenging and innovative programme that combines expertise in entrepreneurial business development with cutting edge research.

Information for international students

For MSc applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 7.0, TOEFL 600 (paper based), TOEFL 250 (computer based), or TOEFL 100 (internet based) is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Life Sciences Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44 (0) 161 275 5032
+44 (0) 161 275 5456