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MSc Medical Biotechnology and Business Management

  • Are you interested in a biomedical industry career?
  • Do you want to combine science and business?
  • Do you want to expand your skills and enhance employment prospects?

Modern medical biotechnology industries are a major component of global industrialised economies and this new MSc programme covers a broad range of biomedical science, business and management skills as an integrated package.

Developed out of our very successful Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management MSc, the Medical Biotechnology and Business Management course provides knowledge and understanding of the key technical, business and societal issues relevant to the operation and development of medical biotechnology industries and equips the student to make original and informed contributions to advance and develop these industries. It also develops the capability to research and analyse market needs for medical product development, propose technical strategy based on up to date information and leading edge diagnostic technology.

Leading centres of expertise, including Life Sciences and Warwick Business School, form a multidisciplinary teaching faculty. The course is delivered by lecturers with internationally acknowledged academic, industrial and government expertise.

This is a very well designed MSc course that builds on the incredible success of the current Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management MSc.
...I am not aware of any similar course structured in this way.
External academic evaluator

Entry requirements: Minimum second class Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or Business Studies (students with a business background must be a high class student and demonstrate an interest in biological science). English language standard IELTS 6.5.

Study: Full time over 12 months or part time over 24 months.

Module options: 10 core modules, 2 elective modules, project dissertation.

Module assessments by a combination of written course work, individual/group seminar presentations and a multi-choice or short answer examination.

The course is a full time (over twelve months) or part time (over 24 months) taught programme with modular content, based around two strands:-

  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Business Management

Students will be required to complete ten core modules. They must also select a further two elective modules.

Teaching will be by interactive lectures, short question & answer sessions and small group interactive workshops/tutorials. Individual and team learning will be used for case study analysis.

All students will be required to undertake a project dissertation. Students will be encouraged to propose their own project title (selection subject to availability of an appropriate supervisor) although a range of potential titles will be offered. Projects will be non-laboratory based and generally undertaken at the University of Warwick under the supervision of an approved tutor.

Our course and module content and schedule is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick. So it is therefore very important that you check back here for the latest information before you apply and when you accept an offer (as set out in our terms and conditions).

Core Modules

  • The Fundamentals of Biotechnology
  • Entrepreneurship & Commercialisation
  • Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering
  • Business Strategy
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Biopharmaceutical Product & Clinical Development
  • Essentials of Medical Genomics
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Project Dissertation

Optional Modules

(availability dependent on demand)

  • Fundamental Principles of Drug Discovery
  • Chemotherapy of Infectious Diseases
  • Vaccines and Gene Therapy
  • Microbiomics & Metagenomics
  • Laboratory Skills

Further details of modules


One third of the final mark will be derived from the project dissertation.

Two thirds of the final mark will be derived from assessments of the 10 core and 2 elective modules. Modules will be assessed by means of a combination of written course work, individual/group seminar presentations and a multi-choice or short answer examination. These assessments will take place during or shortly after completion of each module.

Please note that modules and courses on offer may change. We reserve the right not to run certain modules/courses based on programme review, staff availability and student demand.

This MSc is suitable for those looking for a career in medical biotechnology and related industrial sectors where employees need multidisciplinary knowledge.

Graduates are expected to work in a wide range of jobs including project management, business development and general managerial positions.

Destinations of 2016 graduates include Analyst at Datamonitor Healthcare and Executive Director at Rightangled Ltd.

Career destinations of our related course Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management alumni include:

  • Binding Site Group Ltd
  • Tata Technologies
  • AkzoNobel
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • Pfizer
  • Novartis
  • European Medicines Agency
  • PhD programmes

Their job titles include Business Analyst, Project Manager, Product Specialist, Regulatory affairs, Medical Writer, Business Development Manager, Research Associate and clinical Project Assistant.

If you would like to put a question to any of the students profiled here then please send the question to Denny Croft & Therese Lepicard ( or Steve Hicks ( and they will forward it to the student.


Ines Mihel Graduated with Distinction in 2016

Nationality: French. Grew up in Morocco

First Degree: Cell and Molecular Biology

Since I wanted to learn more about business management and apply it to the pharmaceutical industry, I decided to undertake the MSc in Medical Biotechnology and Business Management. I chose Warwick because it was the only University offering this course as well as its strong reputation for Business Studies. I think Warwick had a very good welcome for international students and the campus has everything you need.
The best thing about my course was that it was applied to real world cases. It was also a good way to gain an insight into different aspects related to pharmaceuticals, MedTech and basic business management. The highlights were the career events, which included case studies and networking events. I also have very good memories with the people in my course, everyone was very friendly.
I now work as an Analyst at Datamonitor Healthcare, part of the Pharma Intelligence division of Informa, in London. I analyse disease markets, look into drugs competitiveness in the market place, research treatment trends, and conduct and model forecasts.
During my time at Warwick I was a member of the gym and also attended events organised by the Warwick Consulting Society, which were valuable when I started looking for a job.
I would suggest that prospective students try to have an idea of how they want to use the course to achieve their career goals. For example, I was interested in the pharmaceutical industry so I ensured that my essays were directed towards issues faced by the industry, which is valuable for my job as an Analyst.

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How to Apply

Scholarships are available for both Home/EU and International students.


Course enquiries:

Denny Croft &
Therese Lepicard
msc dot lifesciences at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)24 765 23540

Dr Steve Hicks
s dot j dot hicks at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)24 765 23540