Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a Biological Sciences subject, Bioprocessing or Biochemical Engineering, but relevant experience may be taken into account.

In addition, applicants will need to demonstrate leadership potential, which might be evidenced from academic, sporting, volunteering or other professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Do you want to develop the medicines of the future?

Biopharmaceuticals are an emerging biological drug/medicine that can be life changing in the treatment of global diseases such as Cancer, Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease and more.

The programme has been designed, developed and is delivered in partnership with Covance, a major multinational contract research organisation serving the pharmaceutical industry. Equip yourself with the skills to understand the many functions contributing to a successful drug and how they are coordinated and integrated to bring new drugs to market in a timely and economic fashion.

Why study this course:
  • Biopharmaceutical drugs are an emerging class of medicine which have grown in popularity thus creating jobs for talented life science graduates
  • Your fast track opportunity into the growing biopharmaceutical industry
  • Gain your first industry job via a 12-month guaranteed paid placement in a leading pharmaceutical company
  • Earn £20k p.a. during your placement
  • Broaden your horizons with an integrated understanding of how all aspects of biological drug development fit together (discovery to commercialisation). The focus will be on large molecule drugs: monoclonal antibodies like Herceptin, bio-similars and antibody-drug conjugates; gene therapies and the technologies that underpin the discovery and development pathway.
  • Be taught by qualified industry professionals who are working at the forefront of their fields in the areas of science that support drug development.
  • Enjoy a variety of teaching assessments; team project work, presentations and reports to clients, regulators, investors/sponsors etc.
  • Access cutting-edge practical technologies in a world-leading Life Science Faculty
  • Hands-on practical training in protein purification, characterisation, formulation and assessment of binding function. In addition, you’ll use cell-based assays to look at drug potency, all performed in a strict regulated environment.

Fees and funding

We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to support and reward students from around the world. If you are a UK student you may be able to receive government support to help towards your tuition fees and living costs.

UK/EU 2019-20

Alumni Bursary

This bursary is for you if you’re a former student of the University of Leeds studying for a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Courses that are run in conjunction with other universities are excluded from the Bursary.

International 2019-20

Alumni Bursary

This bursary is for you if you’re a former student of the University of Leeds studying for a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Courses that are run in conjunction with other universities are excluded from the Bursary.

Biological Sciences International Masters Scholarship

A number of scholarships will be available for eligible international students studying for a taught Master's programme in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Dean’s Excellence Scholarship

These scholarships are available for eligible international students studying for a taught Master's programme in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Visit our FBS fees and scholarships page to find out more about the range of scholarships we have to offer.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
20 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Admissions
Email
fbspgt@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
(0) 113 343 1418