There are a range of different study routes through this masters degree.
If you work in life sciences or healthcare
We suggest that you study these modules in the following in order: Strategic management in life sciences and healthcare (S811) (now discontinued), and either Contemporary issues in brain and behaviour (SD815) or Molecules in medicine (S807) followed by the masters project module (SXB810).This route would be appropriate if you work in life science industries, or in healthcare, biomedical and allied professions. It will allow you to extend your knowledge within your chosen field of science as well as learning about the strategic, business and operational aspects of the life science and healthcare industries.
If you have managerial responsibilities or work in a business environment
We suggest that you study these modules in the following order: MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice (B716) or the fast-track version (BXFT716), a science module related to your educational speciality: Contemporary issues in brain and behaviour (SD815), or Molecules in medicine (S807), or Earth science: a systems approach (S808); followed by the masters project module (SXB810)
This route would be appropriate if you are a science graduate working in a range of business settings. It would allow you to extend your knowledge of your field of science and learn, develop and consolidate your understanding of the principal management functions (managing people and organisations; accounting; marketing; operations; project and change management).
To gain this qualification, you require 180 credits as follows:
60 credits from one of the following modules
Or, subject to the rules about excluded combinations, the discontinued modules B713, BS811, S811, SEH806, SH804.
Plus a further 60 credits from the following optional modules
Or, subject to the rules about excluded combinations, the discontinued modules S809, S819, SD805
60 credits from the following compulsory module
The modules quoted in this description are currently available for study. However, as we review the curriculum on a regular basis, the exact selection may change over time.