Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2:1 honours or equivalent in a relevant subject such as: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Pharmacology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Natural Sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

Transform the world by turning scientific discoveries into commercial products

This industry-facing biotechnology Masters programme has been designed to tackle the enterprise skills gap in the bioscience graduate jobs market. Hosted by the Faculty of Biological Sciences and run jointly with Leeds University Business School, this interdisciplinary Masters integrates business components to translate scientific research breakthroughs into enterprise ventures with commercial application.

You’ll be equipped, not only with a cutting-edge scientific understanding, but also with the skills necessary to turn lab-based inventions and knowledge into ‘impact’ in the form of commercial enterprises and socially useful products. You will also have the highly sought-after skills to enter knowledge transfer, business development, intellectual property and technology transfer functions within the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and molecular bioscience industries. Alternatively, graduates of the programme may choose to conduct research at PhD level and subsequently create their own new business ventures.

This programme is open to a diverse range of students who have backgrounds in biology, biochemistry, health, natural sciences, medicinal chemistry and bioengineering.

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

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team