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Biological Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) , MA,
The Department of Biological Sciences maintains an active graduate program leading to the master of science degree in biological sciences. The program of study emphasizes independent research supported by advanced course work.

About

  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong background in the life sciences and a clear commitment to independent laboratory, field and/or theoretical research.
  • The department offers opportunities for original work in a wide variety of fields, including animal behavior, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, ecology, environmental science, evolutionary biology, genetics, marine biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology, plant sciences and physiology. Students pursuing the master of science degree are required to participate in the graduate seminar (BIO 507) and are expected to undertake a course of study, designed in conjunction with their adviser, that will include appropriate courses both within and outside the department.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Seminar on Recent Advances and Current Problems in the
  • Advanced Studies in Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Studies in Botany
  • Advanced Studies in Microbiology
  • Advanced Studies in Zoology
  • Advanced Studies in Environmental Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    98

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General Requirements

  • the formal application
  • application fee ($60)
  • official transcripts of the undergraduate record
  • letters of recommendation from instructors at the undergraduate institution
  • GRE - required for applicants to the MS in biological sciences
  • applicants from non–English-speaking countries must submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • a paper written in an advanced undergraduate course; MFA playwriting candidates must also submit one or more full-length scripts or the equivalent
  • application for financial aid (for non–U.S. citizens; if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46010 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    46010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46010 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Northampton

  • 1156 - 2400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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