Taught course

Biomedical and Molecular Sciences with Entrepreneurship

University of Dundee · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2) degree or a suitable equivalent. Your degree should be in biological, biochemical, or biomedical sciences or a related discipline. You may also apply if you are able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Biomedical and molecular sciences are fast-moving fields that explore the complexities of biological systems. This is often to the benefit of human health through the discovery of treatments or cures for diseases. We have particular research strengths in these areas at Dundee.

These sectors require not only sound knowledge and practical skills in biosciences, but a strong understanding of entrepreneurship, leadership and decision-making, given the opportunities available.

This course focuses on key areas in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors. It will help prepare you for a future in these industries. You'll gain knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. This includes an in-depth understanding of molecular and cellular mechanisms of a range of diseases. This understanding can help develop better ways of diagnosing and treating disease.

This bioscience experience is enhanced by the business acumen and entrepreneurship skills you'll develop in tandem.

Following the taught component of this course, you'll undertake a research project where you will focus your business ideas on a bioscience research development, applying what you've learned to a real-life project. You'll work alongside University researchers and staff at our Centre for Entrepreneurship - a facility dedicated to improving entrepreneurship opportunities for students and staff.

Note: the teaching on this course is primarily classroom-based, not lab-based.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Joost Zomerdijk