MSc - Master of Science
This is an industry and innovation focused programme in a high growth discipline and industry area, which has seen significant advantages from easier commercial scale up methods and newer Industry 4.0 technologies. You are encouraged to refine your research and look at ways of commercialising scientific ideas. Aberdeen has strengths in pharmacy and life sciences and a high spin-out business rate in biotechnology and pharmacology.
Biotechnology is one of the highest areas of income and GDP within the UK and a rapidly growing area in terms of innovation potential and spin out company formation. This is due in part to the recent innovations in methods to scale up production in a cost-effective way, to allow for a wider range of start-ups to enter the market. Innovations Centres in Scotland, England and other countries further support new methods of commercialising science.
Courses include a mix of compulsory and optional modules in: Basic Skills Induction, Introduction to Bio – Business and the Commercialisation of Biosciences Research, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Small Molecule Drug Discovery, Molecular Genetics, Introduction to Microbiology, Applied Statistics, Advanced Bio – Business and the Commercialisation of Bioscience Research, Advanced Biotechnology, Advanced Bioinformatics and Genome Sequencing, Biologic Drug Discovery, Regulation in Microbial Adaptation and your project
Aberdeen offers plenty of scope to expand your skills and knowledge in one of the largest health campuses in Europe, which offers you the ability to dip into all areas of health science in terms of networks, events and acquiring knowledge. You have a great range of facilities to work with, scientists of note will guide you and you follow an impressive research and innovation heritage at the University in the life science area. You gain sound knowledge and skills to widen your knowledge base and commercialise science including the latest genomics and DNA sequencing, small drug molecule discovery and production, molecular genetics and knowledge to protect and exploit your intellectual property.
The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 by visionary Bishop Elphinstone at Kings College, Aberdeen. It is the 5th oldest university in the UK and provides a stunningly beautiful backdrop to studying at the university. Many of its original subjects are taught today and it continues to attract global academics and professional staff. Further facilities include a stunning blue glass Sir Duncan Rice library with panoramic views over the city, food and drink outlets, a botanic garden, and more. Aberdeen city is a world energy hub with over 900 related companies located in the city and over 20 FTSE companies many of whom are internationally recognised brands.
Upper second biological or biomedical science or similar
The University of Aberdeen is 5th oldest university in the UK and 3rd oldest university in Scotland. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495 to provide academic learning across many of the subjects it teaches and researches today. Aberdeen attracts over 3,500 postgraduate students internationally, studying on campus and online. There are 12 schools: Business School Divinity, History and Philosophy Education Language,...more