This masters degree course will allow you to pursue advanced training in science, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. The qualification enables you to explore scientific topics at postgraduate level and consider how science relates to professional development in leadership, management, business or innovation. The qualification includes taught modules and a compulsory project module where you will undertake a substantial piece of independent research, linking science and professional skills. The degree is recognised by the international Professional Science Masters Programme.There are two main routes through this qualification, and we would recommend that you follow the one that is best suited to your current employment or career interests.
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).