Taught modules are compulsory. Exceptions will be made for students who have already completed certain modules as part of their undergraduate degrees.
- Industrial and Biomedical Macromolecules
This module will provide students with a firm understanding of the structure, properties and function of industrially and biomedically important macromolecules under a variety of conditions (solution, colloid, glassy state, crystal). Students will learn about biomolecular structure, properties and function of relevance to an industrial and biomedical setting.
- Physical Chemistry of Molecules
This module will provide students with a firm understanding of the basic chemistry behind the properties of biomolecules - properties which underpin their behaviour in vivo - and their technology , and some of the techniques used to characterise their size. Students will learn about biomolecular structure, properties and function relevant to industry or in a biomedical environment.
This module will provide the students with an understanding of how antibody biotechnology can be applied to solve problems in an industrial and biomedical context.
- Polysaccharide and Drug Delivery Biotechnology
Students will learn how knowledge of enzyme and carbohydrate-based biotechnology can be applied to solve problems in an industrial and biomedical setting, including drug delivery.
To equip students with a firm appreciation of the techniques used to characterise biomolecular structure in solid state and in solution form.
- Genetic Analysis and Bioinformatics
This module is designed to provide a forum to overview and discuss current developments in genetics. Students will contribute in workshops covering aspects of modern genetics, human genetics, evolution and population genetics with case studies. Students also receive training in key skills in bioinformatics. Students will work their way through a series of exercises designed to provide experience of the common bioinformatics techniques and challenges presented by large datasets. Case studies will provide to train the ability to solve the problem on the genetics and bioinformatics.
Launching New Ventures will introduce students to the more practical elements of innovation and enterprise activity across multiple contexts, including not just new venture creation but corporate and social entrepreneurship as well. Whereas Entrepreneurship and Creativity focuses on idea generation and entrepreneurial theory, Launching New Ventures will prepare students to recognise opportunities, and to implement innovation and enterprising ideas. The ability to make informed and timely decisions will be an important aspect of this, and the module will use a start-up business simulation to encourage this.
- Leading Entrepreneurial Growth
The module combines practical and theoretical perspectives on the process of leading an entrepreneurial firm, managing growth, and developing a strategic plan.
Leading entrepreneurial growth will develop your capacity to evaluate multiple strategic options under conditions of uncertainty. Using multiple frameworks and concepts you will construct a strategic growth plan. The module also provides insights into personal dimensions of leading entrepreneurial growth strategies across multiple types of organisations including start-ups, family owned firms, corporations and non-profits.
- Entrepreneurial Creativity
The module will introduce students to the latest thinking in the areas of creativity, the creative process, knowledge management practices and the nature of entrepreneurship. Having established the vital link between creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation and value creation, the course uses directed reading, case study exercises, reflective blog writing and group-based creative problem solving to illustrate entrepreneurial creativity in practice. Students will be introduced to a variety of creative problem solving techniques and learn how to apply these techniques in the context of the development, evaluation, and application of ideas and concepts with commercial potential. The course culminates in students pitching their identified entrepreneurial opportunity to peers and real world entrepreneurs.
- Industrial and Laboratory Placement with Project Dissertation
The three month industrial placement aims at developing students' ability to research a subject of industrial or biomedical relevance in depth and gives a full appreciation of what is required by modern industry. Students can also consider industrial placements requiring a management project, and can do their placement in a University setting so long as it has a strong industrial focus.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.