University of Edinburgh: Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance (MSc)

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Social and Political Science
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme responds to the rapid growth in the global bioeconomy by providing the core knowledge and skills needed to compete in a rapidly evolving, highly skilled workforce.

The Masters in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance (MSc BIG) is an innovative and dynamic postgraduate qualification designed to meet the increasing demand for skilled people in the growing global bioeconomy.

The MSc BIG programme responds to the central challenges of the bioeconomy, including: developing sustainable innovation in a responsible manner; identifying and exploiting value throughout innovation ecosystems; and bringing new technologies to existing and emerging markets.

To meet these modern challenges, MSc BIG provides students with a dynamic set of competencies, and knowledge about life science innovation, as highly desired by prospective employers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Areas covered by the programme include:

agricultural biotechnology
sustainable food and animal production
synthetic biology
pharmaceuticals and antimicrobial resistance
regenerative medicine and cell therapies
stratified medicine
industrial biotechnology
genetic databases
biofuels and energy-related developments
MSc BIG graduates will excel in strategic thinking that brings globally contextualised solutions to practical problems relating to innovation and firm strategy, policy and regulation, collaborative R&D models, and governance and intellectual property.

2 course options

Qualification MSc
Level SCQF Level 11
Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent. All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Modules

The MSc BIG programme draws upon real life case studies and the latest research findings from the Innogen Institute. Experiential learning is encouraged, and is accomplished through problem-based group work activities, presentations and interactive seminars, along with conventional lectures.

You will complete five compulsory courses (80 credits) and a selection of optional courses (40 credits), then work on an independently researched dissertation, which can be a conventional academic dissertation or a work-based project.

Location Central area campus
George Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9JZ

Contact details

Postgraduate Admissions (School of Social and Political Science)

Email pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk
Telephone 0131 651 1560

Postgraduate Admissions

Email pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk
Telephone 0131 651 1560

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