Module and Programme Catalogue

Search site

Find information on

MSc Biopharmaceutical Development (Industrial Placement)

Year 2

(Award available for year: Master of Science)

Learning outcomes

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.


© Copyright Leeds 2019