Biotechnology with Management BSc
  • Undergraduate
  • BSc

Biotechnology with Management

Broaden your study of biotechnology and develop your management potential.

Understand the link between biology and technology as well as the management culture of organisations

Study the full Biotechnology curriculum before spending an additional year at the Imperial College Business School

Apply your research skills to an extended biotechnology project or dissertation

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Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • BSc

  • Duration

    3 years

  • Start date

    October 2025

  • UCAS course code

    Apply to J700

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • Not set Home

    • Not set Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

  • Applications: places

    8 : 1 (2023)

Minimum entry standard

  • AAA (A-level)

  • 38 points (International Baccalaureate)

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Course overview

Learn all facets of the biotechnology and applied biochemistry industries, including technology commercialisation, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property.

This course gives you the opportunity to study the full Biotechnology curriculum before spending an additional year at the Imperial College Business School.

In your first two years, you'll study a common set of core modules, including biological chemistry, molecular biology, integrative cell biology, and genes and genomes.

You'll also benefit from our Department's internationally leading research programme and outstanding facilities, including tissue culture suites and the most modern microscopes.

Third-year students can choose from a variety of optional modules and complete a research project or dissertation involving biotechnology.

Your fourth and final year is spent in the triple-accredited Imperial College Business School, where you'll study accounting, entrepreneurship and marketing in order to prepare you for a career in management.

This course will give you a better understanding of managing the operating environment of businesses.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll study the following modules.

Core modules


  • Biological Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Enzymes and Metabolism
  • Molecular Biology

You’ll study the following core modules.

Core modules

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biochemistry
  • Genes and Genomics
  • Integrative Cell Biology
  • Protein Science
  • Topics in Biotechnology
  • Tutored Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Applied Molecular Biochemistry

  • Challenges in Cell Biology

  • Computational 'Omics

  • Topics in Biotechnology

You choose three optional modules in total, one each from Groups A, B and C.

You will also undertake a research project option from Group D.

Optional modules – Group A

  • Stem Cells, Regeneration and Ageing
  • Metabolic and Network Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Plant Biotechnology and Development
  • Current Topics in Development Biology
  • Structural Biology and Drug Design
  • Evolutionary Applications
  • Mechanisms of Gene Expression

Optional modules – Group B

  • Integrative Systems Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Parasitology and Vector
  • Biology
  • Symbiosis, Plant Immunity and Disease
  • Advanced Topics in Infection and Immunity 
  • Cancer
  • Disease Ecology and Epidemiology

Optional modules – Group C

  • The Microbiome
  • Molecular Basis of Bacterial Infection
  • Bioinformatics
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain in
  • Health and Disease
  • Biodiversity Genomics
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Medical Glycobiology

Optional modules – Group D

  • Practical Research Project (Lab, Computational, Field) or
  • Science Communications plus Literature Research Project (Research Proposal)

You’ll study all core modules.

Core modules

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Global Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Financial Management
  • Research Methods and Practice
  • Innovation Management
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Sustainable Business Development

Additional modules

These modules are compulsory, but do not count towards your final degree classification.

  • Accounting Primer
  • Maths Primer
  • Study Skills
  • Plagiarism Awareness

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Lectures, laboratory work and seminars
  • Independent study

Years 1 and 2

  • 30% Lectures, laboratory work and seminars
  • 70% Independent study

Teaching and learning methods

  • Laboratory
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • Person giving seminar
  • ID badge for site visit or facility tour
    Site visits
  • A group of people interacting
    Group project
  • Individual research project
    Research project

Balance of assessment


  • Examination
  • Coursework

Year 1

  • 60% Examination
  • 40% Coursework

Year 2

  • 48% Examination
  • 52% Coursework

Year 3

  • 56% Examination
  • 44% Coursework

Year 4

  • 60% Examination
  • 40% Coursework

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
  • Essays
  • Individual research
  • Laboratory write-ups
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examinations

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply via UCAS

When applications open, you will be able to start your application via UCAS Hub. There you can add this course as one of your choices and track your application.

Application deadlines – 29 January 2025 at 18.00 (UK time)

Tuition fees

Home fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Home fee for 2024–25 was £9,250 per year

Overseas fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Overseas fee for 2024–25 was £41,650 per year

How will studying at Imperial help my career?

94% Of Imperial Life Sciences graduates in work or further study*

  • 94% Of Imperial Life Sciences graduates in work or further study*
  • 6%

83% Of Imperial Life Sciences graduates in highly skilled work or further study*

  • 83% Of Imperial Life Sciences graduates in highly skilled work or further study*
  • 17%

*2021-22 graduate outcomes data, published by HESA in 2024

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Gain transferable skills relevant to a career in biochemistry and biotechnology.


With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.

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Many Life Sciences graduates study at the Master's or PhD level before entering academia or industry.

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Others advance to roles in business, government and industrial research, or public health.

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Other potential career paths include management, pharmaceuticals, communications, and the biochemicals industry.

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