In Year 2, students will continue to build their knowledge base and gain further exposure to both academic and industry practices. 

Compulsory training

Practical Research Training (Intermediate)

IBioIC will work with the academic supervisor and student to identify priority areas for intermediate training relevant to the project. Where available, the training will be delivered by the host university. Where there is a need identified for training that is not delivered at the host university, IBioIC will aim to match the student with a suitable provider through our academic or industrial partners.

Interdisciplinary Training

Every year, students will partake in an interdisciplinary session to increase their level of awareness across the sector. This may include, for example, supply chain management, company roles awareness or interaction with a complimentary cohort.

Communicating in a commercial environment

This course will be tailored specifically for bioscience students with an aim to build on their year 1 training to support presenting of commercial information in the following year. Following the course and subsequent experience, students will be provided with the skills to present commercially sensitive information to a range of audiences.

Optional training

Core IB Technical Skills: Bioinformatics

This is a recommended course for anyone working within IB and looks to provide students with a knowledge of bioinformatics and how it applies to their research.

Core IB Technical Skills: Core IB Technical Skills

Synthetic Biology; Fermentation; Systems Biology; Biofuels; Resource efficient formulation , Downstream processing, Blue Biotechnology; Renewable energy technologies, Process scale up; Introduction to Scientific Programming: IBioIC will work with students and supervisors to identify gaps in technical knowledge. We will then look to identify a suitable training provider at the host university, form within IBioIC’s modular MSc course or through industry contacts.