The Masters in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance (MSc BIG) is a new postgraduate qualification designed to meet the increasing demand for skilled people in the growing global bioeconomy.
The programme is being launched for the 2012-13 academic year.
Society is challenged to make better use of existing resources, add value throughout life science innovation supply chains and bring new technologies to both existing and emerging markets.
To meet these modern challenges, MSc BIG provides students with a dynamic set of competencies and knowledge about life science innovation – as highly desired by prospective employers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
"The timing of this programme and its relevance to the current economic situation is opportune."
Robert Wells, Head of Biotechnology Unit, OECD
Graduates excel in strategic thinking that brings globally contextualised solutions to practical problems relating to firm strategy, policy and regulation, collaboration and intellectual property. A work-based dissertation ensures that students gain experience directly relevant to careers in the bioeconomy.
"The emergence of individuals with the abilities to behave ethically, entrepreneurially and creatively will be a huge asset in the bioeconomy." Alastair Kent, Director, Genetic Alliance UK
An upper second class UK degree (2:1), or its equivalent if outside the UK.
The programme welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds.
- Undergraduate scientists - who want to pursue a career outside the lab in industry, policy or not-for-profit sectors
- Social scientists and business studies students – who want to develop their interests in life science innovation
- Professionals (both scientists and non-scientists) working in the bioeconomy - who wish to build new career pathways