MSc Courses

Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies

University of Sheffield
Course Duration:
1 Year full-time
Course Overview:

Develop the essential skills required for each step of the translational pathway of cell and gene therapy products, from discovery and vector design through to clinical trials and market authorisation. The course includes a 20-week hands-on project.

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Available Bursaries:

IHfGT bursaries available for 2024 intake: The Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapies Network is offering a pair of bursaries worth £6,200 each for home fee-paying students starting an MSc in Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies in 2024.

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Manufacture and Commercialisation of Stem Cell and Gene Therapies

University College London
Course Date:
September 2023
Course Duration:
1 year full-time (a part-time distance MSc equivalent is under development)
Course Overview:

Rapid developments in the stem cell and gene therapy field have created skills shortages in this high-value manufacturing sector. This innovative and industrially-relevant MSc, which is co-developed and co-delivered by industry experts, provides key skills, practical training and expertise to develop future generations of engineers, scientists and business professionals with the breadth and depth required to manufacture and deliver 21st century medicines.

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Short Courses

Cell and Gene Therapy Bioprocessing (MBI Training, Bioprocess Industries)

UCL East
Course Date:
4-7 March 2024
Course Duration:
4 Days
Course Overview:

Cell and Gene Therapy is fast becoming an established field that aims to utilize the power of cell-based medicines to deliver new therapies for the 21st Century. However, translating the discovery science into manufacturable products has so far been challenging and so multi-disciplinary engineers who possess unique skills are urgently needed to address the manufacture of these complex medicinal products.

This course addresses the real-world challenges of translating discoveries to the clinic in a way that is commercially viable. A series of lectures and interactive case studies will enable you to:

  • Understand the distinctions of manufacturing cells compared with biologics
  • Understand the challenges faced in advancing cell and gene therapies to clinic and the lessons learned from established companies
  • Understand the impact of design and engineering considerations on cell and gene therapy manufacture
  • Identify and define critical process parameters for different cell and gene therapy applications
  • Knowledge and application of analytical toolsets for quality measurement
  • Understand key implications to facilitate and expedite translation from laboratory to a manufacturing and clinical setting
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Continuous Improvement into Cell & Gene Therapies

Course Date:
3rd October 2023
Course Duration:
First session 3-hr, followed by 6x 1-hr sessions weekly
Course Overview:

NHS Blood and Transplant are offering a limited number of free places on an LCS accredited ½ day CI Foundation course, delivered by an experienced CI facilitator, to introduce key concepts in continuous improvement (CI) and aimed at NHS staff or UK academic researchers working in cell & gene therapy. This course will provide an introduction to CI concepts and tools through the introduction of 5 Lean Principles, how to recognise waste, and the elements of a ‘Lean Cell’. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Human Factors
  • 6S principles
  • Kanban Inventory Management
  • Kamishibai for audit readiness
  • Error Logging
  • Problem Solving

You should apply if you:

  • Work in the field of cell & gene therapy
  • Work in the NHS or a UK academic organisation
  • Can commit to attend the whole end to end programme*

Example attendees: scientific/technical laboratory or pharmacy aseptic professionals, quality control/assurance specialists, PhD students or postdoctoral researchers.

CI Foundation course dates: 9:30am - 12:30pm Tuesday 03/10/23. Followed by 6x 1 hour sessions: 10 - 11am every Tuesday (10/10/23, 17/10/23, 24/10/23, 31/10/23, 07/11/23 & 14/11/23). Delivered online via MS Teams.

Contact cmt(at) by 15th September 2023

* Please contact us with any requests for adjustment


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Online Learning

Manufacturing Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

Course Overview:

This series of digital learning materials created by NHSBT provides an introduction to a range of topics relating to the manufacture of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs).

Module 1: Production of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

Module 2: Raw Materials in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

Module 3: Video series: Production of Viral Vectors

For any questions or feedback regarding the training material, please email cmt(at)

*Please note these materials are hosted on the NHS Learning Hub, which is free to access for anyone with an NHS or email address. Further info on eligibility can be found here.

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A series of 10 online and interactive learning modules are under development by University College London that include topics such as viral vector production, GMP, biosafety. Please check this page regularly for details on how to access this course once available.