Modules will be taught approximately 60% by the Faculty of Biological Sciences and 40% by Leeds University Business School.
Semester 1 & 2
The core biotechnology topics will introduce you to modern biopharmaceutical drug discovery and development, and the commercialisation of pharmaceuticals. You’ll learn the essentials of small- and large molecule processes, medical, societal and economic drivers, and basics of GLP/GCP/GMP manufacturing.
The enterprise topics will establish a detailed understanding of intellectual property (IP) considerations; then develop the foundational understanding for commercial enterprise, entrepreneurship and the creation of a new business.
You’ll develop a research project proposal and continue to learn about the mechanics of establishing a new business venture, with topics such as medical diagnostics, infectious disease and cancer treatment, plant biotechnology, entrepreneurship studies and global perspectives on the enterprise.
In the final semester we’ll give you the opportunity to choose from one of the following for your final project:
Practical lab-based or literature independent research project.
Industrial work placement with an industry partner business development function.
Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) group project.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Biotechnology with Business Enterprise MSc in the course catalogue
Drug Discovery and Development Pathways
Commercialising pharmaceutical products
MSc Bioscience Research Project Proposal
Protein Engineering Laboratory Project
New Venture Creation
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation
Learning and teaching
You’ll have access to the very best learning resources and academic support during your studies.
Your learning will be heavily influenced by the University’s world-leading research as well as our strong links with highly qualified professionals from industry, non-governmental organisations and charities.
You’ll experience a wide range of teaching methods including encompassing lectures, guest seminars, tutorial/workshop sessions, data analysis sessions, group flash presentations by students, laboratory practicals and demonstrations.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Assessment will employ a range of approaches, varying by module, and will include: data analysis, essays, oral presentations (individual and group), peer assessment, reports, and end-of-module tests. Research projects and placements will be assessed by means of a written proposal, dissertation/thesis, and an oral presentation/viva voce.