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Stem Cell & Regenerative Therapies: From Bench to Market MSc

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The first course of its kind in the UK, the Stem Cell & Regenerative Therapies: From Bench to Market MSc combines biological and medical science with business, law and bioethics. Designed to develop expertise in the biological, commercial and regulatory aspects of cellular therapies and its applications in biomedicine, the course equips students to pursue a business-based career in cellular therapy or related disciplines.

Key benefits

  • You will have the opportunity to work alongside key opinion leaders in the field of business and medical research in cellular therapies.
  • You will learn about the complex landscape of manufacturing and commercialising cells for medical treatment from those who deliver them.
  • You will produce credible business plans for the application of cellular therapy in clinical settings, taking into consideration science, patient benefits, regulations and market laws.
  • You will learn to conduct investigations, analyse the results using various qualitative and quantitative methods and draw valid conclusions for commercialisation of cellular therapy.
  • Outstanding networking opportunities with leaders in the field (biotechnology/pharma, financial services, stem cell manufacturing, regulatory, public sectors and scientists).
  • Mentoring sessions by King's academics and external guests.

For me, the most fascinating feature of the course has been learning about all the treatments that I didn’t know existed. It’s incredible to think that one day we should be able to cure diabetes, cardiac diseases, cancer, dementia, as well as grow bones and organs just by developing stem cell technologies.

Iryna, MSc student

The complexity of issues relating to cell manufacturing, the underlying regulatory framework, reimbursement and viable business models all represent challenges that severely undermine the timing and the delivery of a sustainable healthcare model. Our programme will equip you with the knowledge that will enhance the understanding of these complex issues within an integrated and commercial context. This one-year advanced study course explores the biological, regulatory and business aspects of cellular therapy in the fields of biomedicine. You will study a range of modules that include Stem Cells in Cellular Therapies & Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies in Immunology. You will also complete a dissertation related to business strategy development for cellular therapy. You will study modules totalling 180 credits throughout the year, with 60 credits coming from the 15,000 – 18,000 word dissertation.

Base campuses

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, the clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include case reports and presentations. Coursework contributes approximately 30% and examinations approximately 70% to your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessmen

Structure

Required modules

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits You are required to take the following modules:

Stem Cells in Cellular Therapies & Regenerative Medicine (45 credits)
Cellular Therapies in Immunology (15 credits)
Commercialisation of Cellular Therapy (45 credits)
Dissertation on business strategy development for cellular therapy (60 credits)
Clinical Drug Development (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Many of our graduates go on to careers in business development and commercialisation of stem cells products and services, while others go on to pursue a career in the research sector.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £39,180 per year (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

 

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Funding

The complexity of issues relating to cell manufacturing, the underlying regulatory framework, reimbursement and viable business models all represent challenges that severely undermine the timing and the delivery of a sustainable healthcare model. Our programme will equip you with the knowledge that will enhance the understanding of these complex issues within an integrated and commercial context. This one-year advanced study course explores the biological, regulatory and business aspects of cellular therapy in the fields of biomedicine. You will study a range of modules that include Stem Cells in Cellular Therapies & Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies in Immunology. You will also complete a dissertation related to business strategy development for cellular therapy. You will study modules totalling 180 credits throughout the year, with 60 credits coming from the 15,000 – 18,000 word dissertation.

Base campuses

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, the clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include case reports and presentations. Coursework contributes approximately 30% and examinations approximately 70% to your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessmen

Structure

Required modules

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits You are required to take the following modules:

Stem Cells in Cellular Therapies & Regenerative Medicine (45 credits)
Cellular Therapies in Immunology (15 credits)
Commercialisation of Cellular Therapy (45 credits)
Dissertation on business strategy development for cellular therapy (60 credits)
Clinical Drug Development (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Many of our graduates go on to careers in business development and commercialisation of stem cells products and services, while others go on to pursue a career in the research sector.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

International:

Full time: £39,180 per year (2022/23)

Part time: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

 

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Funding

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