UCL School of Management

Healthcare and Life Sciences Portfolio

The UCL School of Management has been developing a number of innovative activities in healthcare and life sciences and contributing to different programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level across UCL. The School is also developing executive education in these areas in collaboration with our partners.

Degree Programmes

Medical Innovation and Enterprise BSc/ MSci

This unique BSc/MSci draws on world-leading expertise in medical research (Division of Surgery) and business (School of Management) to create medical scientists who have a deep understanding of the latest medical innovations (such as regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy, imaging and nanomedicine) together with the entrepreneurial mind-set and know-how to translate these technologies into clinical realities; to create tomorrows entrepreneurial leaders in medical innovation and enterprise.

This BSc is offered with the UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science. 

MSc Pharmaceutical Formulation and Entrepreneurship

This MSc provides students with the skills and knowledge to allow them to participate effectively in the creation and growth of high-impact pharmaceutical business ventures. Graduates from the programme are ideally positioned to initiate their own start-up companies or join existing biotech or pharmaceutical businesses. Students learn how to develop and assess a new business concept, and how to raise finance for and market a business and its outputs. They build their scientific skill set by exploring four scientific research areas in pharmaceutics, and will interact closely with and be mentored by a number of lecturers and practitioners with direct experience of initiating a start-up business.

This MSc is offered with the UCL School of Pharmacy.

MSc Bioscience Entrepreneurship

This MSc provides combines expertise in management and life sciences to prepare students for a future in the biotechnology industry and bioscience enterprise. Students are taught by business, technology and research experts including those who have pioneered Al breakthroughs with Moorfields Eye Hospital and DeepMind, stem cell-based discoveries for regenerative treatments, and neuroscience innovations through the Cortex Lab.

This MSc is offered with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

Other Activities

Elective module in Medical Policy, Innovation and Management

A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man — he must view the man in his world. ~Harvey Cushing

This student selective component introduces students to different aspects of medical policy and management, ranging from the different environments in which it can be developed, to the vast number of important statutes that directly or indirectly affect doctors, so that they can better understand the world that Cushing refers to. It also introduces students to the relevance of management in the day-to-day life of a future doctor, particularly in light of current NHS reforms. Data on how the NHS is financed and its links to decision-making and how it affects doctors, as well as key concepts in health economics are discussed. The role of innovation and technology in medicine and health worldwide and possible benefits for patients and healthcare staff, as well as current and foreseeable challenges, are also debated.  

The module is currently offered to second year MBBS students at the UCL Medical School.

UCL Global Quality Improvement in Health research group

UCL Global Quality Improvement brings together a team of expert researchers, evaluators and practitioners from across UCL who are interested in improving global healthcare and health, particularly in low-income countries and resource-poor settings throughout the world. This initiative is based at the UCL Institute of Global Health.

Find out more

To find out more about our Healthcare and Life Sciences portfolio, contact Dr Susana Frazao Pinheiro, Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences.

Last updated Monday, 6 April 2020