Biotechnology and Business Enterprise MRes

12 months full time

Fees

Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £5,500
International: full time £15,490
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

An MRes is a research-based qualification with a taught component that is of an equivalent standard to an MSc.

The MRes in Biotechnology and Business Enterprise is one of a suite of MRes programmes.

The programme provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research in academia and industry. It is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences and is also suitable for graduates from other science disciplines and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students.

The programme enables you to experience an internationally competitive research area, predominantly in academia but also potentially in industry. If you register for an integrated MRes/PhD, MRes/MD or MRes/DDS you will be allocated projects that are relevant to your proposed PhD or MD, or DDS programme. 

The MRes can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or act as an entry route onto a PhD or MD. 

+Modules

It provides training in contemporary medical and molecular biosciences through three subject-knowledge modules including those in biotechnology and business enterprise, professional and key skills training, and a 24-week laboratory-based research project.

Subject-based modules in Biotechnology and Business Enterprise focus on how to turn breakthroughs made in the research laboratory into successful biotechnology companies. Subjects covered include:

  • business models
  • securing funding from venture capitalists and other sources
  • establishing licensing, contracts and legal ownership
  • critical aspects of business planning and project management
  • the science of the biotechnology industry and processing.

Presentations and workshops are led by entrepreneurs, academics with business experience and business and legal advisers.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, science or related discipline, is preferred. Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential.

Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-sections), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

International applicants require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

Funding information is provided on the MRes webpages.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information UK/EU students should contact:

Medical Sciences Graduate School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7002
Fax: +44 (0)191 208 7038
E-mail: medpg-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

International students wishing to discuss these opportunities may contact:

Professor Steve Yeaman
Director of International Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7433
Email: biomed-international-pg@ncl.ac.uk

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Biotechnology

Student profiles:

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My course has been very interesting. I've enjoyed most of the modules taught on the course - they are relevant and in line with my career goals. Coming from a business management background was a bold step and Newcastle University offered a conversion course for students like me.

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