Advanced Biological Sciences MSc

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: September 2022
  • Entry requirements: You will typically require a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant Biological Sciences subject.
Advanced Biological Sciences msc

Overview

Through the ethos of research-led teaching, our MSc in Advanced Biological Sciences will provide you with an innovative and rewarding experience within an excellent environment of state-of-the-art research laboratories, cutting-edge provision for proteomics, genomics, advanced genome sequencing and analysis, a cell imaging suite, transgenic plants facility and an NMR centre for protein structure analysis.

The School has developed bespoke pathways to MSc awards across all of its research areas, affording applicants the opportunity to develop their own postgraduate degree programmes. These new programmes can therefore be based around your particular areas of interest. The title of your degree award will reflect your pathway of choice, which in turn reflects the research interest of the research grouping, for example, MSc Advanced Biological Sciences (Molecular Oncology).

You will be able to choose from a series of taught modules to ensure that you develop the correct academic background and skills to excel in research. You will also be offered a flexible but guided programme of study, which will enable you to develop your leadership, information technology and professional skills. 

Pathways include:

  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Animal Sciences)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Cell Signalling)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Evolution and Behaviour)

The pathways on offer are under review and therefore subject to change, please contact the programme director for more information before you apply.

Projects

Research projects offered in previous years include:

  • Combining species-specific and site-specific conservation: towards a more integrated conservation effort
  • Interference interactions between Staphylococcus aureus and other members of the nasal microflora
  • Preparation of recombinant S100P protein for interaction studies
  • Investigating the activity of potential malarial therapeutics
  • From mate choice to partner preference
  • MCL-1 as a regulator of apoptosis in myeloid cell lines
  • Using experimental evolution to test diffuse coevolution theory in host-symbiont interactions.


Why School of Life Sciences?

International excellence in Biological Sciences

We attract high quality postgraduate students with first degrees in Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Zoology and other areas of Biosciences from around the world into the following areas of biology:

Advanced Biological Sciences MSc

Watch our film 'Inside Life Sciences: A conversation with Tanya Horne and Professor Jay Hinton' to discover more.