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Biotechnology and Enterprise PhD

Develop research and entrepreneurial skills required for commercialising scientific discoveries with the Biotechnology and Enterprise PhD at the University of Manchester.

Biotechnology & Enterprise Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Overview

This programme adds training in the entrepreneurial skills required for the commercialisation of scientific discoveries to the extensive training in research skills all PhDs in the Faculty provide.

Research

The research element of the PhD programme follows the graduate training programme delivered by the Faculty’s Doctoral Academy.

Enterprise units

The enterprise units that form part of the programme have been selected from taught units that are currently offered by our MSc in Biotechnology and Enterprise.

These units use a range of different teaching methods including lectures, workshops, enquiry -based learning, problem solving and self-directed learning to help you develop a more in-depth understanding of the major concepts central to the compulsory course units.

Peer review discussions and the opportunity for staff-student feedback will be provided during small group teaching in tutorials and workshops.

Units on knowledge transfer, commercialisation and shaping ideas for the market will help you to develop writing competency, as well as entrepreneurial and presentation skills.

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
42 months
Entry requirements
Applicants are expected to hold, or about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject area. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Masters degree with a Merit classification.

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How to apply

Apply online

On the online application form, select PhD or MPhil for this programme and follow the instructions on our How to Apply page.

Applications must be submitted online well in advance of your anticipated start date (6 weeks for home/EU, 12 weeks for overseas). We cannot accept late applications without prior agreement via the Doctoral Academy.

Home/EU applicants:

April 2017 - submission no later than 15 February 2017

September 2017 - submission no later than 15 July 2017

Overseas applicants:

April 2017 - submission in January 2017

September 2017 - submission no later than 1st June 2017

Programme options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Programme description

The aim of the Biotechnology and Enterprise PhD programme is to provide extensive training in research skills through the completion of a substantive research project.

You will also acquire the entrepreneurial skills required for the commercialisation of scientific discoveries through the completion of a series of course units and workshops over the 3.5-year duration of the degree.

The research element of the PhD programme will follow our existing graduate training programme in the biological, medical and health sciences. 

Similarly, the Enterprise course units that form part of the programme have been selected from taught units currently offered by the MSc in Biotechnology and Enterprise .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Standard £4,195, Low £8,250, Medium £14,500, High £19,500
    International students (per annum): Standard £21,000, Low £23,000, Medium £28,500, High £33,500