Candidates will be selected from graduates holding at least an upper second class honours (or equivalent) degree in a relevant subject e.g. biology, biotechnology, crop science which provides sufficient background for the course. Relevant workplace experience may, in some circumstances, be accepted as qualification for entry. Candidates whose first language is not English, you must also achieve an acceptable TOEFL level (total mark 573 [230 computer based] or above with a TWE of 4.5) or IELTS result (Test band score 6.5 or above with no less than 6.0 in each element) Applicants are strongly advised to arrange to take the IELTS test via their closest British Council. Successful completion of a full-time pre-sessional English Language course for International students run by the Centre for English Language Education at the University of Nottingham will also be acceptable.
MSc Crop Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship
-This course is based in the School of Biosciences and taught in collaboration with Nottingham University Business School, which was ranked seventh amongst UK management schools by the 2007 Times Good University Guide.
-The School of Biosciences is one of the largest and strongest Schools of its kind in the UK.
-It has consistently achieved high ratings in independent UK assessments of both research and teaching quality, receiving an RAE grade of 5A and 23/24 in the latest Teaching Quality Assessment.
-The Sutton Bonington Campus is a self-contained, 16-hectare site in the beautiful countryside of South Nottinghamshire and it offers a number of dedicated facilities applicable to this course.
This course requires you to take 60 credits of modules in crop biotechnology and 60 credits of business modules to gain a strong balance of subject-specific and business-related skills.
The current modules studied on this course are listed below:
-Creative Problem Solving
-Tissue Culture – Sexual and Somatic Genetics for Plant Improvement
-Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants
-Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Plant Genetic Manipulation
-Finance and Accounting
-Science, Technology and Business
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
You will then undertake a 60-credit technology transfer project, where you will apply your new business skills to a problem of commercialisation of a crop biotechnology opportunity.
In addition to the specific training and skills acquisition in crop biotechnology and business provided by the taught modules, the degree course is designed also to develop transferable personal and professional skills necessary not only for completion of the course, but for future career development generally.
The MSc in Crop Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship is delivered on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years.
This course comprises 180 credits - you will take 120 credits’ worth of taught modules over the autumn and spring semesters before completing a 60-credit technology transfer project towards the end of the course.
Assessment methods vary across the modules but typically consist of a combination of:
-Written examinations at the end of the appropriate semester associated with the lecture-based modules
-Formal coursework assignments associated with the lecture modules
-A viva voce examination