This course is designed for both uk/eu and International students with a background in a relevant biological discipline, who wish to learn more about the theory and practice of crop biotechnology but who wish to learn and practice the business skills that will allow them to pursue careers in a crop biotechnology business environment.
The new knowledge driven economy needs people with technical knowledge and also the skills to commercialise cutting edge research. Such people work in management within existing companies,particularly at the technical-business interface or may take the exiting opportunity to set up their own business venture. Thus interdisciplinary, stand alone MSc degree course provides a new pattern of graduate training.
Candidates will be selected from graduates holding at least an upper second class honours (or equivalent) degree in a relevant subject e.g. biology, biotechnology, crop science which provides sufficient background for the course. Relevant workplace experience may, in some circumstances, be accepted as qualification for entry.
This course requires you to take 60 credits of modules in crop biotechnology and 60 credits of business modules to gain a strong balance of subject-specific and business-related skills.
The current modules studied on this course are listed below:
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
You will then undertake a 60-credit technology transfer project, where you will apply your new business skills to a problem of commercialisation of a crop biotechnology opportunity.
In addition to the specific training and skills acquisition in crop biotechnology and business provided by the taught modules, the degree course is designed also to develop transferable personal and professional skills necessary not only for completion of the course, but for future career development generally.
The MSc in Crop Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship is delivered on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years.
This course comprises 180 credits - you will take 120 credits´ worth of taught modules over the autumn and spring semesters before completing a 60-credit technology transfer project towards the end of the course.
Assessment methods vary across the modules but typically consist of a combination of:
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.