Newcastle University

The taught part of the course includes biotechnology and business enterprise specific content. You have the flexibility to select complementary modules and develop a bespoke course. You will also receive training in general research principles and in professional and key skills.

The course focuses on how to turn research laboratory breakthroughs into successful biotechnology companies. Subjects covered include:

business models
securing funding from venture capitalists and other sources
establishing licensing, contracts and legal ownership
critical aspects of business planning and project management
the science of the biotechnology industry and processing

You will attend presentations and workshops by:

entrepreneurs
academics with business experience
business and legal advisers
Your research project is the major element of the course. Your project involves 24 weeks of research in biotechnology and business enterprise. Supervision is by expert academic researchers in your field of interest.

Biotechnology and business enterprise is a competitive research area. Your studies will be mainly based in academia, though potentially in industry too.

Entry Requirements

This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master’s degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study.

Closing Date

There is no closing date for this course.