MSc Science and Entrepreneurship

University of Bradford School of Management

Program Description

MSc Science and Entrepreneurship

University of Bradford School of Management

Our MSc Management programmes are rated amongst the best in the world, ranked Top 10 in the UK and Top 60 worldwide (Financial Times, 2014). By choosing Bradford you’ll also benefit from studying at a triple accredited (Equis, AMBA and AACSB) business school that’s rated by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s Top 60 Schools.

This exciting interdisciplinary MSc equips forward-thinking graduates with skills that are in high demand by combining entrepreneurship and advanced understanding of a chosen scientific speciality, e.g. Biomedical Science, Drug, Drug Discovery, Pharmaceutical Technology or Chemistry. It will provide you with the unique bundle of skills and knowledge you need to be more enterprising and innovative in your future career in life sciences-based research, either as entrepreneurs in your own business or as a professional in a large organisation.

The MSc builds on our expertise at the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics (ICT), School of Pharmacy and the Divisions of Medical Sciences and Chemical and Forensic Sciences, and at the Bradford University School of Management. All departments have an international reputation in their respective fields. Examples of entrepreneurship within the School of Life Sciences include the setting-up of spin-out companies such as Incanthera (Institute of Cancer Therapeutics), Oncascan (Medical Sciences), Bradford Particle Design, Lena Nanoceutics and Crystec (Pharmacy) and the commercial activities of the Analytical Centre (Chemistry).

This programme enables you to advance your knowledge of your scientific specialism, learn how to identify opportunities and turn ideas into reality. You will be taught an up-to-date approach to your chosen scientific speciality, as well as how to identify, commercialise and protect enterprising ideas and innovations. You will benefit from strong interactions with leading scientists from the academic, chemicals, medical and pharmaceutical sectors, and receive practical help in setting up your own innovation-based business.

You can choose as part of the MSc either to conduct an Entrepreneurship in Practice project which is a practical exercise in bringing an idea to market supervised by experts from the School of Life Sciences and School of Management, or you can choose to carry out a laboratory project to gain experience of the rigours and challenges of original research.

Whether you are looking to set up your own business or have ambitions to be an innovative science professional in a large organisation, the MSc in Science and Entrepreneurship will set you apart.

Module details

Compulsory modules*

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing, Planning & Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship Issues and Context
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Applied Intellectual Property and Environmental Law

The programme provides six options through the School of Life Sciences which align with the scientific disciplines of Analytical Science, Biomedical Science, Cancer Drug Discovery, Cancer Pharmacology, Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Technologies:

Option 1 - Analytical Sciences*

  • Fundamentals of Analytical Science
  • Project Management
  • Professional Development
  • Choice of applied instrumentation modules

Option 2 - Biomedical Sciences*

  • Quantitative Methods for Life Sciences
  • Personal & Professional Development in Biomedical Science
  • Research & Analytical Methods

Option 3 - Cancer Pharmacology*

  • Research and analytical methods
  • Preclinical models in pharmacology
  • Experimental design

Option 4 - Cancer Drug Discovery*

  • Research and analytical methods
  • Principles of drug discovery
  • Experimental design

Option 5 - Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology*

  • Research and analytical methods
  • Toxicology and safety pharmacology
  • Experimental design

Option 6 – Pharmaceutical Technologies*

  • Fundamentals of pharmaceutical formulation development
  • Science of solid dosage forms and pharmaceutical technologies
  • Process analytical technology and quality by design

*Module information is subject to change.

Modules will be taught by School of Management and School of Life Sciences staff.


In the final part of the MSc programme you will be required to undertake a personal Entrepreneurship Project, jointly supervised by experts from the School of Management and School of Life Sciences. The idea for the project will come from you, and your supervisors will help you to shape it into a manageable project. The project could include, for example, an original and in-depth investigation of an entrepreneurial idea or innovation, or a plan of how to turn an idea into a sustainable business.

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Last updated April 4, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
Full time
10,000 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Bradford, England
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UK/EU, 15,500 GBP International