A flexible programme that allows you to pursue diverse interests at the interface of modern biology and business

Gain an in-depth understanding of translating laboratory findings from a modern bioscience laboratory to the clinic / commercial utility. Learning is based around practicals, lectures, interactive workshops and an extended, milestoned research project.

The programme content and specification ensures that your exposure to modern biosciences (i.e. drawing from the existing advanced optional modules in Cancer Biology, Infectious Diseases, Biotechnology & Bioengineering and Reproductive Medicine) coupled with your exposure to existing Business Modules (Marketing, Financial & Management Accounting and Strategy) and a new innovation module that focuses on Translating Bioscience to Business.

Study Details:

MSc: 1 year full time; School of Biosciences; Canterbury Campus

Module Details:

The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme:

  • BI836 – Practical and Applied Research Skills for Advanced Biologists
  • BI845 – MSc Project
  • BI858 – Translating (Bio)Science to Business
  • CB933 – Marketing
  • CB937 – Financial and Management Accounting
  • CB934 – Strategy

You take all compulsory modules and then choose 30 credits from a list of optional modules available to MSc programmes in Infectious Diseases, Cancer Biology & Therapeutics, Biomedicine, Biotechnology & Bioengineering and Reproductive Medicine: Science & Ethics.

Programme Funding

Funding opportunities including scholarships available 

Student Destinations

A postgraduate degree in the School of Biosciences is designed to equip our graduates with transferable skills that are highly valued in the workplace. Our research-led ethos ensures that students explore the frontiers of scientific knowledge, and the intensive practical components provide rigorous training in cutting-edge technical skills.

Destinations for our graduates include the leading pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies within the UK and leading research institutes both at home and abroad.

This programme launched in 2019. Based on the training available we expect our graduates to go into roles such as Research Assistants and Technicians, Journal Editors, Patent Attorneys and Clinical Trials coordinators. Graduates are also ideally placed to pursue further postgraduate qualifications.


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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in a Biosciences related discipline.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

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