Undergraduate Biotechnology 2020-2021
BT1502: INTRODUCTION TO BIO-BUSINESS
- this course will provide you with a flavour of the ways in which scientific ideas can be commercialised;
- the main aim of this course is to introduce you to the language of business and demystify some of the jargon that surrounds business models, intellectual property rights and finance;
- this is the first in a 3 course option (year 1 or 2, year 3 and year 4) that can lead to you obtaining your BSc in a discipline of Medical Science with Bio-Business and open up a whole new range of career options for you
BT3006: WORKING OUT? PLACEMENT & CAREER SKILLS
- A pre-requisite for all students intending to apply for a year’s industrial placement.
- This course covers the skills necessary to complete placement applications by exploring CV preparation, writing covering letters, completing application forms, identification of your skill sets and good interview technique.
- The course will prepare you for the workplace by making you aware of general employability skills and by helping you identify your own transferable skills.
- this course builds on the basic information provided in the introductory course (BT1502);
- the business models used by the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry are explained and discussed;
- the importance of protecting intellectual property rights and the basis of freedom to operate are described;
- the basics of setting up a technology led business and how to finance this are also developed
BT4501: BIOTECHNOLOGY HONOURS RESEARCH PROJECT
- Final year Honours projects offer an excellent opportunity to carry out cutting-edge literature or lab-based scientific research
- With projects from disciplines throughout the School of Medicine, Medical Science and Nutrition to choose from, this is a opening to follow your interests working with staff and leading researchers
- Projects form the zenith of your degree and fosters development of the skills and knowledge gained throughout your degree, as well as heightening analytical and critical thinking abilities
- The opportunity to be part of novel, yet-to-be published research projects can be career-defining, and provides experience to prepare you for the future.
BT4506: ADVANCED BIO-BUSINESS
- this is the final course of 3 on Bio-Business and deals in depth with finance, corporate governance and business models;
- the major assessment involves the students working together in teams to set up a virtual bio-business and to pitch this business to a group of experts in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector;
- the team will adopt the roles of senior management team and present to the experts their part of the business
BT5007: INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT
- an industrial placement allows students to experience workplace culture and makes them more effective employees following graduation;
- placements vary considerably but in general terms, students are placed in an industrial, commercial or research environment where they obtain a breadth of practical experience to complement their degree programme;
- students are employed by their host company and can expect to work a normal 40 hour week, possibly on a number of projects, over a full calendar year;
- tutorial assistance from a member of the University academic staff is available via email and / or telephone throughout the year