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The MBE covers biotechnology in all its glory, from drug discovery and development, to medical devices as well as agro-biotechnology. This is done in-depth both in science and business. The MBE gives you perspectives all the way from large pharma to small biotech start-up, as well as regulators and academia. As a result, the course offers the set of skills needed to be versatile, adaptable and knowledgeable in the industry. From a chemical engineering background, with a focus in pharmaceutical manufacturing and a desire to enter the biotech sector in its broadest sense, the MBE was the ideal springboard to launch my career in the biotech industry as co-founder of Desktop Genetics.

Victor Dillard (April 2015)

Cambridge has a slightly surrealist tone as a quaint medieval town hosting pre-eminent scientific research. Its Colleges bequeath unique legacies and in parallel foster interdisciplinary communities. These, by consequence, are invested with a sense of purpose and responsibility to author real impacts on society at large.

The MBE builds on this phenomenon by bringing together a diversity of would-be players in the bioscience ecosystem and running them through boot camp. Although the lectures by senior industry professionals were a novelty, for me personally the main highlight was the dozen iterations of project work with different mixes of classmates. This not only built friendships and crucial skills, it also significantly contributed to the holistic perspective that is the major asset derived from the MBE course.

Michael Anderson Burley (April 2015)

The Master's in Bioscience Enterprise is the perfect programme for integrating entrepreneurial expertise and knowledge with biotechnological innovation. It covers aspects relating to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in depth. It gives unique insight into a wide range of aspects from the drug discovery process to the regulatory systems involved with developing pharmaceutical products. It has allowed me to creatively and critically explore and develop my commercial and entrepreneurial knowledge and ideas as well as be exposed to a wide breadth of biotechnological developments from agro-biotechnology to medical devices.

Having a background in molecular genetics and a desire for business development, the MBE programme has allowed me to develop both my interpersonal skills with a keen focus on group activities and useful insight into the biotech industry.

Jaime Domingues (April 2015)

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Key Information

9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
May 16, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 6, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.

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