Research course

Biotechnology and Enterprise

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for PhD study is 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 by a Masters degree, or appropriate relevant work experience, may be acceptable.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the Biotechnology and Enterprise PhD programme is to provide extensive training in research skills, through the completion of a substantive research project. Students will also acquire the entrepreneurial skills required for the commercialisation of scientific discoveries through the completion of a series of course units and workshops which will take place over the 3.5yr period of the degree. The research element of the PhD programme will follow the graduate training programme which already exists in the Faculty of Life Sciences. Similarly, the Enterprise modules which form part of the programme have been selected from taught units that are currently offered by the MSc in Biotechnology and Enterprise.

Qualification and course duration


full time
42 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
+44 (0)161 275 5608