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Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a Biological Sciences subject (with a substantial proportion of ‘molecular’ content), 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


Course content

Do you want to develop the medicines of the future?

Biopharmaceutical drugs are transforming the way we treat patients, fighting global diseases such as cancer and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Many pharmaceutical companies are expanding their biopharmaceutical capability, which is creating demand for talented, well-trained people.

Designed, developed and delivered in partnership with Covance, a major multinational pharmaceutical company, this masters provides a springboard for high-quality life science graduates wanting to start a career in the pharmaceutical industry or undertake further research in an academic environment.

Why should you study this course?

  • Combine theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical training
  • Undertake a substantial research project
  • Be exposed to industry visits and tutors
  • Discover the full biological drug development pathway
  • Focus on the discovery and development of large molecule drugs such as Herceptin, bio-similars antibody-drug conjugates and gene therapies
  • Gain a deep understanding of regulatory framework
  • Access cutting-edge practical technologies
  • Learn from world-leading tutors from academia and industry

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Faculty of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Admissions