Biosciences and Ecology by Research

Canterbury Christ Church University

12 months
13000 GBP/year
5570 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Biosciences and Ecology by Research degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University aims to develop researchers who are conceptually aware, who can utilise a range of skills and methods, and who can practise and develop their own research capabilities, and disseminate that research in a meaningful way. 


Biosciences and Ecology by Research degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University is suitable for students who wish to continue their studies beyond undergraduate level.The course is ideal if you:

  • may want to continue to doctoral level;
  • wish to enhance your qualifications for career reasons;
  • would like to undertake a research-based, rather than taught Masters;
  • recognise the need for research training in your chosen career;
  • wish to learn in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Research Areas:

We have two key research areas, the Biomolecular Research Group and our Ecology Research Group. Expertise within the Life Sciences includes animal behaviour, bioinformatics, cell and molecular biology, chemical and structural biology, ecology, environmental management, and evolutionary genetics.

Programme Structure

Programme structure
  • Students from across our MSc by Research subject areas share a programme of study that explores the challenges common to all researchers. 
  • After these taught modules, students will then undertake an individual research project that will take the form of a dissertation or other research output agreed with their supervisor (e.g. two journal articles).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
First Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A first class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline is required.Holders of other qualifications will be considered individually.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5570 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time UK / EU £2,785


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