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Laboratory Management PgDip

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24 months

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Science Laboratory Practice Management (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Laboratory management pertains to the oversight of the scientific processes, resources and personnel who conduct activities in a laboratory environment. This programme will provide a grounding in current theory, research, methods, and practice in central business management disciplines, while developing students knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of laboratory practice, regulations and management.


  • There are few courses available which provide such a comprehensive formal training and are tailored to the development of future and current lab managers as the MSc Laboratory Management programme.
  • Receive formal training to become part of the future generation of managers in the laboratory environment.
  • Learn via a critical, evidence-based approach with the opportunity to specialise in one of three key areas: academic, industrial or clinical laboratory management.
  • The programme is tailored to enable students to progress and transition to a managerial role in their place of employment in the UK or internationally, where they can implement their new knowledge and skills.
  • Be taught by leading academics in the Adam Smith Business School (ASBS), College of Medicine, Veterinary & Life Sciences (MVLS) and via collaboration with leading experts from industry and NHS staff from clinical laboratory environments.
  • ASBS has accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).


This programme will provide graduates with an excellent grounding (knowledge, understanding, key transferable skills) with respect to transition and/or progression towards a management role within an academic, industrial or clinical laboratory environment.

Although students will have the opportunity to specialise in one of the three key areas, they will gain an overview of general considerations for laboratory management which would enable them to transition between environments during their career.

Students who are in employment in a laboratory environment will have the opportunity to complete their project with their employer. We also have various partners lined up with respect to offering projects to those who are not working in a laboratory environment while studying.


The course aims to give students a broad perspective on accounting and finance and its importance in organisations together with an introduction to some of the practical skills involved in the interpretation and usage of financial information and reports.
Laboratory Practice, Governance & Ethics (20 Credits) - Core
Laboratory Health & Safety (10 Credits) - Core
Fundamentals of Laboratory Management (20 Credits) - Core
Providing Training & Supervision in the Laboratory (10 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

A Second-class Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. GPA of 3.0 or above) in a scientific discipline.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more

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