University of Glasgow: Biotechnology and Management

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Email mvls-biotechmgt@glasgow.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

Bridging the gap between biology, technology and business management, our programme is taught in collaboration with the Adam Smith Business School. The aim of this programme is help you gain sound understanding of the nature of business based on bioscience knowledge, research and industry and how all are applied to solve real world problems.

**Academic contact: mvls-biotechmgt@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc: 12 months full-time
PgDip: 9 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

- TOP 20 in the UK for Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2020)

- Improve your knowledge of modern molecular, biochemical, cell biological and genetic techniques for biotechnological applications.

- Study business management based on bioscience knowledge and research, opportunities for innovation and regulatory requirement constraints, intellectual property and ethical issues.

- Learn to assess the current literature, be encouraged to form opinions based on scientific merit, and implement these ideas in future research planning.

- Be taught by experts in the field of biotechnology who run active, internationally recognised, research groups here at Glasgow.

- Be part of extensive interaction with industry, through site visits, guest lectures and an 'Industrial Networking Symposium' where representatives from the European biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry will discuss their companies and answer your questions on working in the industrial sector.

- Receive hands on experience of diverse biotechnological research skills with a strong laboratory component making up the programme throughout the year.

- Gain valuable training through our flexible, independent, research project for students wishing to proceed to a PhD or into an industrial career. This may also be completed as a business-based project.

- Additional programme components include industrial networking sessions and a dedicated career workshop on progression planning.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

There are two semesters of taught material and a summer session working on a project or dissertation.

September entry students start with management courses and January entry students with biotechnology courses.

Semester 1

You will be based in the Adam Smith Business School, developing knowledge and skills in management principles and techniques. We offer an applied approach, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.

**Core courses**

- Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

- Managing Creativity and Innovation

- Managing Innovative Change

- Marketing Management

- Operations Management

- Project Management

**Semester 2**

You will study biotechnology courses, which aim to enhance your understanding of using biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of human life. These courses will provide training in state-of-the-art biotechnology applications what have resulted in ground-breaking developments in the areas of medicine, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and food production, environmental clean-up and protection and industrial processes.

**Core course**

- Biotechnology Applications

- Synthetic Biology: Concepts and Applications

**Optional courses**

- Omic Technologies for the Biomedical Sciences

- Bioimaging

- Plant Biotechnology

- Project or dissertation

If you are studying for an MSc you will undertake individual project in the summer period (May–August).

MSc

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

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  • is ranked 67th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2020
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