The Advanced Biological Sciences MRes course offered by the University of Southampton lets you focus on a particular research interest. You can choose to specialise in one of the following:
- biodiversity, ecology and ecosystem services
- developmental biology
- molecular and cellular bioscience
- plant biology
An MRes differs from a standard MSc in the balance between teaching and research. As an MRes student you’ll spend more time on the research project and less on the taught part of the course.
The taught part of the course will allow you to increase your scientific knowledge in your chosen area and enhance your skills in research, presentation and scientific communication.
You'll use your learning as the basis for an original piece of research, with the support of a leading academic in your specialism. You’ll also benefit from a wide range of facilities, including a dedicated life sciences laboratory.
Your research project will be laboratory or fieldwork-based, depending on the specialism you choose.
With this degree you’ll be in a great position to continue your research at PhD level or move into a career in industry.
Areas you could go into include:
- scientific services
- science communication
- science policy
- Applied Ecology
- Advanced Library Project
- Current Topics in Cell Biology
- Selective Toxicity
- Regulation of Gene Expression
- Molecular Cell Biology
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
- The Pathophysiology of the Lung
- Plant Cell Biology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesBiology Microbiology Molecular Sciences View 129 other Masters in Molecular Sciences in United Kingdom
- You’ll need a 2:1 degree in biological sciences or a related subject.
- If you’re a non-UK applicant, you should have completed at least 4 years in higher education.
International25400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £25,400.
Living costs for Southampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.