Taught course

Biotechnology (with Entrepreneurship)

University of Bath · Department of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in any biosciences, medical or biomedical-based subject, such as biosciences, medical, veterinary, biotechnology, life sciences, pharmacy or pharmacology, or in biochemical engineering or technology.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
Before you apply, please check the University of Bath website for the most recently published entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Study in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology and learn about the business opportunities of bringing innovations to a commercial market.

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of biological systems and how these can be applied to innovations tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges. You’ll combine your skills and expertise in biotechnology with business and enterprise skills, developing an entrepreneurial mindset that can be applied to real-life biotechnology concepts.
Course specifics
Whether it’s scaling up the production of an innovative new fuel source, or making wearable devices than can detect disease, entrepreneurship in biotechnology combines science and business, bringing potentially life-changing products to a commercial market. Along with a core module in biotechnology, you’ll study specific modules giving you a practical and theoretical understanding of initiating, financing, and managing entrepreneurial ventures:
- ‘Entrepreneurial leadership’, developing personal skills associated with entrepreneurship, such as self-reflection and evaluating motivation.
- ‘Commercialising new technology’, looking at ways of developing research or lab-based technologies for the marketplace.
- ‘Entrepreneurial finance’, giving you an understanding of financing entrepreneurial ventures.
- You'll also take a unit focussing on the wider challenges of global environmental sustainability, giving you the opportunity to develop and use skills in teaching, media and communication, or public engagement.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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