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UCL Institute of Ophthalmology MSc in Bioscience Innovation and Enterprise
UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

MSc in Bioscience Innovation and Enterprise

London, United Kingdom

12 Months


Full time, Part time

31 Aug 2024*

Sep 2024

GBP 15,100 / per year **


* Applicants who require a visa: 31 July 2024 / Applicants who do not require a visa: 30 August 2024

** UK £15,100 full-time or £7,550 part-time | overseas £34,400 full-time or £17,200 part-time


Business School for Bioscientists: a novel integrated curriculum that teaches the parts of business and management that are most relevant for applying science to real-world problems.

Programme structure

The UCL Bioscience Innovation and Enterprise MSc is run jointly by UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL School of Management and UCL School of Pharmacy. You’ll learn from each of these world-leading departments about how scientific knowledge can be turned into new social and economic value, to make a real-world difference. This is one of the first degrees of its kind worldwide to offer business education specifically for scientists.

Turning science into useful innovation means that scientists need to understand the language of business, such that they can interrogate the science for potential value and translate that potential into the valuation frameworks used by industry and global institutions. Bioscience innovation is often a long journey. It needs patient funding, from a wide spectrum of public sector and commercial funders. It often gets implemented in dynamic market sectors, complex health systems and under strong regulatory controls.

From the start, you will be taught by translational scientists and business people who have successfully navigated the science-business interface to create new value from ideas. UCL’s Institute of Ophthalmology, the home department for this degree, is linked to Moorfields Eye Hospital. This is ranked as the leading university-research collaboration in a speciality area.

Eye scientists study everything from cell biology, genetics, digital health, artificial intelligence, and imaging, to global health and are renowned for their innovation and translational expertise. UCL School of Management is a fast-growing business school department with specialities in innovation, entrepreneurship and analytics. UCL School of Pharmacy has a long-established reputation for industry partnering and spinouts.

You’ll find yourself amongst like-minded students with a science background who share a purpose to drive innovation into a successful enterprise. Our students come from a variety of countries, and from many different scientific and medical backgrounds, but they all share ideals of how business education can empower scientists.

Using UCL’s network and reputation is also a starting point to access London’s entrepreneurial bioscience ecosystem. UCL Innovation & Enterprise runs events, incubation facilities and training programmes for emerging entrepreneurs. The university is closely connected to the Crick Institute, the clinical excellence of Moorfields Eye Hospital, the Wellcome Trust and MedCity in London.

Why study at UCL?

  • In biomedical and health sciences, UCL is 1st in Europe for papers in the top 5% of their field by citation rate (2015-2018, CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020).
  • UCL is ranked 8th in the world (QS 2023).
  • The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology is ranked the best place in the world to study ophthalmology (CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017).
  • UCL hosts more UKRI Future Leader Fellowships than any other UK university, with three academics at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology receiving the prestigious fellowships over the last three years.
  • Our longstanding partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital represents the largest co-located site for eye research, education and care in the world.
  • As a student, you will have access to innovative facilities, connections to a growing network of peers, and support from highly experienced and professional tutors.

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