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MSc Biopharmaceutical Development (Industrial Placement) (part-time)

Year 4

(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 an understanding of the legal regulatory framework and its implementation in biological drug development;
- demonstrated knowledge of the commercial and social drivers shaping the biopharmaceutical drug development;
- demonstrated competence in a range of practical techniques appropriate to biological drug development;
- 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 and 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;
- 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.

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught) 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.


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