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Biological Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Our Biological Sciences MSci explores biological systems at molecular, cell, tissue and whole organism levels. Through practical teaching driven by research, you will learn to apply scientific knowledge and investigative skills to help find solutions to environmental and societal issues.

About

This integrated degree provides extra in-depth study at masters level, enabling you to develop advanced research skills and specialise in subjects that interest you most.

You will learn with a course team who are internationally recognised experts in their field, with research strengths in areas such as zoonotic disease, human physiology, diabetes, disease processes and ecology and conservation.

You will undertake an individual research project and gain practical experience through laboratory classes and fieldwork, allowing you to further develop your skills. Destinations for optional field trips currently include South Africa and Portugal.

You’ll also benefit from access to our specialist facilities, which include an Image Analysis Unit and purpose-built ecology, microbiology, molecular biology and tissue culture labs, as well as the option to undertake a placement year. 

Programme Structure

Modules:

  • Essential Skills for Bioscientists
  • Diversity of Life
  • Biochemistry and Bioanalytical Techniques
  • Introduction to Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

A-levels or BTEC

Entry requirements are in the range of A-level ABB–BBC (128–112 UCAS Tariff points) which must include A-level biology, or BTEC Extended Diploma (applied science) DDM–DMM plus A-level biology at grade B.  

International Baccalaureate

32 points including a grade 5 in chemistry and biology at Higher level. English at Standard level 5 or Higher level 4, and maths at Standard level 4.

Access to HE Diploma

pass with 60 credits overall. Must include 24 credits at distinction in biology and chemistry. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at distinction.

GCSE (minimum grade B or grade 5)at least maths, English language and a science.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14040 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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