MSc Medical Biotechnology & Business Management

The University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences

Program Description

MSc Medical Biotechnology & Business Management

The University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences

Why choose this course?

  • Are you interested in a biomedical industry career?
  • Do you want to combine science and business?
  • Do you want to expand your skills and enhance employment prospects?

Modern medical biotechnology industries are a major component of global industrialised economies and this new MSc programme covers a broad range of biomedical science, business and management skills as an integrated package.

Developed out of our very successful Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management MSc, the Medical Biotechnology and Business Management course provides knowledge and understanding of the key technical, business and societal issues relevant to the operation and development of medical biotechnology industries and equips the student to make original and informed contributions to advance and develop these industries. It also develops the capability to research and analyse market needs for medical product development, propose technical strategy based on up to date information and leading edge diagnostic technology.

Leading centres of expertise, including Life Sciences, Warwick Medical School and Warwick Business School, form a multidisciplinary teaching faculty. The course is delivered by lecturers with internationally acknowledged academic, industrial and government expertise.

Course Structure

The course is a full time (over twelve months) or part time (over 24 months) taught programme with modular content, based around two strands:-

  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Business Management

Students will be required to complete ten core modules. They must also select a further two elective modules.

Teaching will be by interactive lectures, short question & answer sessions and small group interactive workshops/tutorials. Individual and team learning will be used for case study analysis.

All students will be required to undertake a project dissertation. Students will be encouraged to propose their own project title (selection subject to availability of an appropriate supervisor) although a range of potential titles will be offered. Projects will be non-laboratory based and generally undertaken at the University of Warwick under the supervision of an approved tutor.

Core Modules

  • Introduction to the fundamentals of biotechnology
  • Entrepreneurship & commercialisation
  • Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering
  • Business strategy
  • Accounting and financial management
  • Marketing management
  • Biopharmaceutical product & clinical development
  • Essentials of Medical Genomics
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Project dissertation

Elective Modules

(availability dependent on demand)

  • Fundamental principles of drug discovery
  • Chemotherapy of infectious disease
  • Vaccines and gene therapy
  • Microbiomics & metagenomics


One third of the final mark will be derived from the project dissertation.

Two thirds of the final mark will be derived from assessments of the 10 core and 2 elective modules. Modules will be assessed by means of a combination of written course work, individual/group seminar presentations and a multi-choice or short answer examination. These assessments will take place during or shortly after completion of each module.

Please note that modules and courses on offer may change. We reserve the right not to run certain modules/courses based on programme review, staff availability and student demand.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 23, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug., 2017
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
6,800 GBP
Start date Aug., 2017
United Kingdom Warwick, England
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Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 6,800 GBP