MSc Biotechnology and Enterprise / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- 1 year (full-time)
- Entry requirements
We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in the biological sciences, which includes a broad suite of subjects, for example, biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, genetics, life sciences, microbiology, molecular biology. Majoring in other subjects such as hemical engineering or chemistry may be suitable provided some units in the biological sciences were completed as minor subjects.
You must also provide sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken.
- How to apply
Please apply via our online application form. See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.
Due to the high demand for this course we operate a staged admissions process as set out below. However, we reserve the right to close applications at any stage if the course is full so recommend that you apply as early as possible.
In order for your application to be assessed, you must ensure all your supporting documents, including references, are submitted by the relevant stage deadline. If any supporting documents are outstanding (including English evidence, if you are required to provide this), we will not be able to make a decision on your application. It will be left on hold until it is complete, and will only be reviewed within the stage in which it was completed.
If we make you an offer, you will have 4 weeks to reply. Offers not replied to within 4 weeks will be withdrawn so that a place can be offered to another candidate.
- Stage 1: Application completed by 2 December 2022; decision by 31 January 2023
- Stage 2: Application completed by 10 March 2023; decision by 14 April 2023
- Stage 3: Application completed by 12 May 2023; decision by 9 June 2023
- Stage 4: Application completed by 28 July 2023; decision by 31 August 2023
Please note we give preference to applicants with grades above our minimum entry requirements due to the competition for places.
Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the deadline date, in some instances due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date. If this is the case we will let you know after the initial deadline has passed.
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- Learn how to turn scientific discoveries into inventions and commercial products through this course taught jointly by the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and Alliance Manchester Business School.
- Study at a university ranked 7th in the UK for Business and Management and 6th for Biological Sciences (QS World University Rankings 2021).
- Develop research skills and scientific knowledge applicable to a range of careers, including working as a consultant, in business development, as a research and development manager, patent engineer and technical specialist, or continuing research in a PhD programme.
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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2023, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £15,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £34,500
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
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- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- 0161 529 4539
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