Taught course

Biotechnology and Management

Institution
University of Glasgow · Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area, such as biochemistry, biology, biotechnology or microbiology.

Applicants with a degree in other areas may be considered. Professional experience and 2:2 applicants with a strong subject specific expertise may also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Bridging the gap between biology, technology and business management, our programme is taught in collaboration with the Adam Smith Business School. The aim of this programme is help you gain sound understanding of the nature of business based on bioscience knowledge, research and industry and how all are applied to solve real world problems.

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • Improve your knowledge of modern molecular, biochemical, cell biological and genetic techniques for biotechnological applications.
  • Study business management based on bioscience knowledge and research, opportunities for innovation and regulatory requirement constraints, intellectual property and ethical issues.
  • Learn to assess the current literature, be encouraged to form opinions based on scientific merit, and implement these ideas in future research planning.
  • Be taught by experts in the field of biotechnology who run active, internationally recognised, research groups here at Glasgow.
  • Be part of extensive interaction with industry, through site visits, guest lectures and an 'Industrial Networking Symposium' where representatives from the European biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry will discuss their companies and answer your questions on working in the industrial sector.
  • Receive hands on experience of diverse biotechnological research skills with a strong laboratory component making up the programme throughout the year.
  • Gain valuable training through our flexible, independent, research project for students wishing to proceed to a PhD or into an industrial career. This may also be completed as a business-based project.
  • Additional programme components include industrial networking sessions and a dedicated career workshop on progression planning.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
mvls-biotechmgt@glasgow.ac.uk