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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
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 Labcorp (formerly known as 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
Information for international students
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
Fees and funding
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Admissions