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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 this industry.

Why should you study this course?

  • Industry-relevant training designed to fast-track talented scientists into industry
  • A 12 month paid position in industry as part of the course
  • An integrated understanding of 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
  • A deep understanding of the regulatory framework
  • Access to cutting-edge practical technologies
  • World-leading tutors from academia and industry
  • Learn how to operate in a corporate environment

Fees and funding

We award a generous range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. We consider all eligible applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and excellent personal and professional skills. Visit the FBS fees and scholarships page to find out more about the range of scholarships on offer.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Admissions