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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biotechnology Business & Finance

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

If you are seeking a role in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, it's essential that you have a solid understanding of the science and the regulatory environment, as well as communications and deal-making skills. Birkbeck's MSc Bio-Business delivers broad, yet detailed, insights into both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and business in the bioscience industries, with a focus on commercial activity in science-related projects.

The MSc Bio-Business provides an overview of the life sciences sector, supported and complemented by business, entrepreneurial and applied modules. The structure of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries is explored in the context of regulation and public perception, to highlight issues of risk, regulation and socioeconomic benefits stemming from technology and material developments. The course features specialist professionals presenting on key areas, such as communications, pharmaceuticals and business development.

Industry specialists will be present and available for networking, and you will be encouraged to spend some time in a company in the sector, via networking opportunities.

Hands-on experiential learning is also provided, such as building talented teams and pitching for funds.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go on to careers in the scientific and business sectors, as well as in research, public policy and the biological/chemical industries. Possible professions include research scientist, science writer, or higher education lecturer. This degree may also be useful in becoming an operational researcher or management consultant.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Modules

This module is part of the curriculum for postgraduate courses in management including specialisation in investment and corporate finance, business innovation, management, international business and development, etc. Key topics covered include: the study of the nature, purpose and construction of financial planning and reporting statements; the financial risks/rewards of entrepreneurship and innovation; new venture financial models and strategies; typical funding sources; the development of business plans to attract outside funding; new venture valuation; strategies for negotiating financial contracts; exit strategies. The aims of this module are to provide the requisite understanding, knowledge and skills to enable you to understand the nature and characteristics of financial planning in the context of entrepreneurship and innovation and the lifecycle of new venture firms. The coursework consists of analysing a venture capital term sheet.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,850

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

18,090

Entry requirements

Normally at least a second-class honours degree (2:2), preferably in a biological or chemical science subject area. Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more