M.Res. On Campus

Advanced Biological Sciences

University of Southampton

12 months
25400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop specialist knowledge and practical skills at this Advanced Biological Sciences MRes course offered by the University of Southampton. You’ll build in-depth understanding of your chosen specialism as you conduct a piece of original research, supported by the University of Southampton’s expert academics.


Course Details

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 
  • biotechnology 
  • developmental biology 
  • microbiology 
  • neuroscience 
  • molecular and cellular bioscience
  • plant biology 
  • zoology 

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.

Career Opportunities

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: 

  • agriculture 
  • pharmaceutical 
  • healthcare 
  • scientific services 
  • science communication 
  • science policy 
  • teaching 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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
  • Immunology
  • Plant Cell Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £25,400.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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