2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MSc Biotechnology with Business Enterprise
|Programme code:||MSC-BSGS/BBE||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Professor Alex Breeze||Contact address:||A.L.Breeze@leeds.ac.uk|
Total credits: 180
- A bachelor degree with minimum 2:1 (Hons) or equivalent, in a relevant subject such as: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Pharmacology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Natural Sciences
- IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
Molecular and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
Taught Student Education Exam Board
Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:
Subject benchmarks do not exist for bioscience or biotechnology Masters programmes. Although there are subject benchmarks for Business and Management, they lack specific applicability to the skills developed in this Masters programme, which are focused on entrepreneurship, enterprise, and new venture creation. Students are expected to demonstrate the characteristics embodied in the QAA Qualifications Frameworks level descriptors for Masters degrees ((https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/master's-degree-characteristics-statement.pdf?sfvrsn=6ca2f981_10)
The programme will equip graduates with the knowledge, skills, experience, and personal attributes to successfully translate (or facilitate the translation of) biotechnology ideas developed at the laboratory bench into new commercial ventures or products of value to wider society.
Delivered jointly by the Faculty of Biological Sciences and the renowned Leeds University Business School (LUBS), this innovative new programme fulfils a need for graduate-level courses that combine state-of-the-art, research-led tuition and learning opportunities in molecular biosciences and biotechnology with business, enterprise, venture launch and management skills that are essential for today’s entrepreneurial biotech and biopharma sector culture.
The programme combines three basic elements: 1) core taught modules in biotechnology and business enterprise, including commercialisation and intellectual property; 2) a choice of optional modules building on and extending this core; and 3) a choice of self-directed learning elements including a bioscience research project.
Throughout the programme, opportunities for networking with other Masters cohorts on programmes sharing common modules in both Biological Sciences and the Business School will be maximised.
At the end of the course, graduates will be equipped with the skills necessary to enter employment in a wide range of sectors including: business development, knowledge transfer, or intellectual property functions within biopharma/biotech industries (established or start-up) or in the university tech transfer sector. Alternatively, graduates of the programme may choose to conduct research at PhD level and subsequently to create their own new business ventures.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|BIOL5123M||Drug Discovery and Development Pathways||5 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|BIOL5134M||Commercialising pharmaceutical products||10 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
|BIOL5294M||MSc Bioscience Research Project Proposal||5 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|BIOL5373M||Protein Engineering Laboratory Project||15 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
|LUBS5537M||New Venture Creation||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|LUBS5963M||Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
Candidates will be required to study 115 credits of optional modules from sub-set groups:
Sub-set A: Students must select ONE of the following modules:
|BIOL5172M||Practical Bioinformatics||10 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|BIOL5371M||Research Planning and Scientific Communication||10 credits||Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)|
Sub-set B: Students must select ONE of the following modules:
|BIOL5251M||Plant Biotechnology||10 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|BIOL5276M||Medical Diagnostics||10 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|BIOL5296M||Treatment of Infectious Disease and Cancer||10 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
Sub-set C: Students must select ONE of the following modules:
|LUBS5526M||Global Perspectives on Enterprise||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|LUBS5527M||Enterprise and Society||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|LUBS5531M||Critical Entrepreneurship Studies||15 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
Sub-set D: Students must select ONE 80 credit project module:
|BIOL5392M||Bioscience MSc Research Project||80 credits||1 Apr to 31 Aug|
Last updated: 08/04/2022 12:32:26
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