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University of Bath: Biotechnology (with Entrepreneurship)

Institution University of Bath View institution profile
Department Life Sciences
Telephone +44 1225 38 5115
Study type Taught


Study in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology and learn about the business opportunities of bringing innovations to a commercial market.

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of biological systems and how these can be applied to innovations tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges. You’ll combine your skills and expertise in biotechnology with business and enterprise skills, developing an entrepreneurial mindset that can be applied to real-life biotechnology concepts.

Course specifics

Whether it’s scaling up the production of an innovative new fuel source, or making wearable devices than can detect disease, entrepreneurship in biotechnology combines science and business, bringing potentially life-changing products to a commercial market. Along with a core module in biotechnology, you’ll study specific modules giving you a practical and theoretical understanding of initiating, financing, and managing entrepreneurial ventures:

  • ‘Entrepreneurial leadership’, developing personal skills associated with entrepreneurship, such as self-reflection and evaluating motivation.

  • ‘Commercialising new technology’, looking at ways of developing research or lab-based technologies for the marketplace.

  • ‘Entrepreneurial finance’, giving you an understanding of financing entrepreneurial ventures.

You'll also take a unit focussing on the wider challenges of global environmental sustainability, giving you the opportunity to develop and use skills in teaching, media and communication, or public engagement.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

About the University of Bath

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research; our welcoming community; and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. We are:

  • The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year 2023
  •  Top 10 in all national league tables including top 5 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  •  Ranked 4th for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • Among the top 10% of universities worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings 2024 at 148th

Our academic programmes are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and …

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