Masters | Postgraduate Course - Biotechnology and Management MSc Course Details within University of East London

UEL Stratford Campus
Tel:0208 223 4163
Course Fees
UK/EU: Full-time 2015/16: £8,000 Part-time 2015/16: £1,333 per 30 credit module; International Students: Full-time 2015/16: £11,700 Part-time 2015/16: £1,950 per 30 credit module
Start Month(s)
January and September
Contact Name
Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 20 8223 3333
Biotechnology and Management MSc

Study Details

MSc Full time, Part time

The programme offers a mix of traditional biotechnology and management modules with an introduction to the cutting edge of research at the molecular level. The focus of the programme is not simply on the state of current knowledge but also the methodology used in obtaining that knowledge, making use of recent research papers to inform class discussion. In addition to taught modules in the field, you will also be trained in research processes, culminating in an individual research project which will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your individual skills and abilities.

Key Facts

  • The programme is unique in that it offers you the chance to study biotechnology and management at Master's level on the same programme.
  • Designed for students wishing to make a career in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical, the medical sector, academia or any field where a knowledge of bioinformatics is desirable.

Why Choose Us?

The MSc Biotechnology and Management programme at UEL offers several bonus factors:

  • a small and friendly campus
  • a School with staff and facilities to match the wide interests and backgrounds of students
  • good connections with the National Health Service, the pharmaceutical industry and other employers
  • sports facilities at the Atherton Centre, which is just a few minutes walk away
  • multiplex cinema, theatre, supermarkets, high street shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs all just a few minutes walk away in Stratford – a major site of new development in east London
  • central London only 20 minutes away by underground, and extensive transport links with all parts of London.

Module details

The programme covers:

  • Medical molecular biology and biotechnology, concentrating on techniques and concepts associated with genetic engineering. Main topics include the molecular analysis of disease, gene therapy, vaccine production, cell communication and adhesion, glycoproteins, fibrous proteins and cytoskeletal proteins.
  • Applications and practice of genetic engineering: protein technology, recombinant antibodies, fermentation technology, DNA profiling, transgenic technology.
  • The role of strategic analysis, planning and marketing in preparing healthcare organisations to respond to changes in their political, social, economic and technological environments.
  • Key issues that influence the implementation of change and describe techniques for managing projects to deliver change.


  • Commercial Biotechnology
  • Implementing Change
  • Molecular Biology and Disease
  • Planning Change
  • Research Project
  • Research Skills.

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:2 with honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc)  from the UK, taught in English in a relevant subject area. 

Please note you would usually be expected to have at least a Grade C in English and Maths GCSE. Most programmes also accept Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number and Communication as equivalent to GCSE Maths and English.

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team is able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Student Destinations

Most graduates would be expected to pursue research careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, in the National Health Service or Health Protection Agency, environmental monitoring, or in academic research in universities, research institutes, etc. Many students go on to laboratory-based careers but there are also careers in areas such as scientific sales and management, clinical data management etc. This degree can also be utilised by those students who have less-specific career aspirations but enjoy the challenge of scientific study at this advanced level.

Whoever you are, whatever your background, we want to help you make the most of your time at UEL and ensure that your course will help lead you to where you want to go. UEL's dedicated Employability and Enterprise Team (EET) is on hand to support you throughout your studies and beyond. Not only should your course help lead you to the job you want, but also the skills and experience you gain along the way can prove invaluable both in starting and developing your career.