Taught course

Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bio-Business

University of Aberdeen · School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Entry requirements

Applicants will usually require an upper second-class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in a biological or biomedical science subject or a related degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The growth in the industrial biotechnology and biopharmaceutical sectors has led to exciting career opportunities for experienced graduates. Our MSc in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bio-business is a unique opportunity to gain training in advanced biotechnology and bioinformatics coupled with training in bio-business and the commercialisation of scientific ideas.

The University of Aberdeen has an impressive reputation for producing successful spin-out companies in the broad area of biotechnology and pharmacology. This MSc has harnessed these skills to provide you with an understanding of the commercialisation of scientific ideas, the setting up of a bio-business and the research skills that are needed to accompany this knowledge.

This MSc is ideal for graduates in life science, pharmacy and medical biosciences who want to improve their career prospects, widen their knowledge base linked to biotechnology and their own scientific interests, and are fascinated by the commercialisation of science.

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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