MSc Biopharmaceutical Development (Industrial Placement)
(Award available for year: Master of Science)
Upon completion of the programme, students will have:- developed an integrated and comprehensive understanding of the process of biological drug development;- critically evaluated the current science underpinning a range of technical areas of biological drug development including discovery, manufacturing, pre-clinical testing, clinical safety and efficacy; - developed a sophisticated understanding of the legal regulatory framework and its implementation in biological drug development;- demonstrated advanced knowledge of the commercial and social drivers shaping the biopharmaceutical industry;- demonstrated mastery in a range of practical techniques appropriate to biological drug development;- designed, planned and executed an independent and in-depth research project in an area of biological drug development; - applied cutting-edge knowledge and practical techniques of the biological drug development process in an industrial setting; - developed advanced problem-solving, interpretation and data analysis skills, demonstrated through a range of activities including design projects, pre-clinical and clinical proposals and data generated during research work;- demonstrated advanced ability to communicate information and defend ideas in writing and verbally evidenced through the production of written reports, oral presentations and a major written dissertation; - taken a proactive and self-reflective role in working to develop professional relationships with others; including the ability to lead and work in teams.
Transferable (key) skills
Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the skills necessary for employment in a higher capacity in the biopharmaceutical industry;- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;- self-direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- to critically engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.
Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;- evaluating and criticising received opinion;- make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.