You'll work in modern laboratories with some of the latest equipment contributing to our world-class research. 72% of our research outputs in the area of Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences – which includes Biological Sciences – were classed as world leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
You'll get the opportunity to work across research disciplines including molecular, micro, marine and environmental biology. Your research may also be closely linked to Biomedical Science and Pharmacy, Geography, and Earth and Environmental Science.
At our Institute of Marine Sciences, you can use the following facilities:
- Aquarium rooms with temperature-controlled flow-through sea water system
- Shallow water research and testing platform
- Quarantine facilities for non-native species
- Experimentally-controlled temperature rooms
- Molecular, general and sediment laboratories
What can a Biological Sciences degree at University of Portsmouth do for my career?
Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.
Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.
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- Biodiversity and evolution
- Ecotoxicology and environmental monitoring
- Environmental microbiology and biotechnology
Epigenetics and developmental biology
- Molecular biophysics
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- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesBiology Biotechnology Microbiology View 128 other Masters in Biotechnology in United Kingdom
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The entry requirements for a PhD, MPhil or Professional Doctorate include a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or a master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications may be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.
- If English is not your first language, you'll need English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
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Living costs for Portsmouth
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.