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MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business

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The course focuses on broadening your knowledge and understanding of Biotherapeutics while giving you a comprehensive business education. The MSc in Biotherapeutics and Business is run in conjunction with the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

This one-year, full-time Masters is aimed at life-science and chemistry graduates with non-business backgrounds who want to pursue a career in management/entrepreneurship in the specific area of development of biotherapeutics.

For more information on the course, please contact David O’Connell, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science,

Phone: + 353-1-7166725, Email:


"My core research focus is on the activity of calcium binding proteins involved in homeostatic mechanisms in the cell using an integrated platform of proteomic technologies. I have patented a novel affinity tag platform for improved protein immobilisation for purification, biophysical analysis and detection in multiple biopharmaceutical applications and together with Biopharma companies in the UK, Sweden and Switzerland we are validating this technology in the industrial context and assessing the impact on the biotherapeutics discovery and development pipeline."

Dr David O’Connell, Lecturer in Biochemistry & Pharmacology and Director of MSc Biotherapeutics programme

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