Biotechnology and Enterprise MSc
Biotechnology is the application of biology in industry and exploits living things and processes commercially to make useful products and provide practical solutions. In the 21st century, biotechnology is set to continue to have a major impact on all our lives from improvements in medicine and pharmaceuticals to food quality, agricultural systems and biofuels.
Using the considerable interdisciplinary research strengths and business initiatives that exist within the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Manchester Business School, we are able to offer a challenging and innovative programme that combines expertise in entrepreneurial business development with cutting edge research.
Manchester Business School is the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK and provides world-class business and management education. The Faculty of Life Sciences is one of the leading centres for Life Sciences research in the UK ranked second in the UK for research power with 95% of our research classified as being of international significance.
This research based MSc program will provide you with the scientific research skills and the business knowledge required to convert scientific discoveries into inventions and commercial products. You will also explore how these translate into a business plan for start-up technologies or innovative processes within biotechnology industries. The combination of research skills and business knowledge will ensure you are well equipped for career opportunities in the global biotechnology market.
The combination of research skills and business knowledge will ensure you are well equipped for career opportunities in the global biotechnology market. 75% of recent graduates have moved on to careers in industry including Business Development and knowledge transfer positions in bioscience and pharmaceutical companies. 25% of recent graduates have moved on to industry related PhD research.
For graduate profiles, see: Ishaan Khanna ¦ Swapnil Mulekar ¦ Parul Gupta
Biotechnology students visit the Centre for Process Innovation.
Biotechnology students graduating.
Biotechnology student Rohit engaged in research.
Bio-entrepreneurs: sweatshirts designed by students of 2010-11.
The University of Manchester has a history of producing succesful spin-out bioscience companies and provides facilities to support start-up biotechnology companies.
Manchester Biosciences Incubator