M.Res. On Campus

Biological Sciences

University of Chester

12 months
13450 GBP/year
13031 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This is a research-focused Master's level training Biological Sciences course at University of Chester which can cover a range of research-specialisms within the biological sciences.


The Biological Sciences course at University of Chester allows you to carry out an extensive Master’s-level research project alongside two taught modules. You will have the opportunity to develop research and project management skills as well as building your knowledge and experience in your chosen subject area.

Courses Include:

The Department has expertise across the field of Biological Sciences. This includes a whole organism focus with research in Conservation Ecology, Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare. We also offer a range of laboratory-focused research, including projects involving Conservation Genetics, Bioveterinary Science and Molecular Biology. Our projects often involve external partners and allow students to develop wider links in their chosen sector as well as bringing additional expertise to the project teams.

You will work closely with your supervisory team in order to have the chance to acquire the specialist skills necessary to pursue your chosen career path. Our Department’s proactive, diverse and inclusive research community provides extensive opportunities for peer learning and research collaboration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation Genetics
  • Wildlife Crime
  • Behaviour and Welfare in Wildlife Conservation
  • Managing Wildlife Populations and Landscapes
  • Biodiversity Informatics
  • Field Research Techniques for Wildlife Conservation
  • MRes Research Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Applicants should normally possess an upper second class honours degree in any relevant discipline with additional emphasis placed upon the student's preparedness for study and performance at interview which will inform the selection process. A lower second class degree may be mitigated by substantial relevant work experience.


  • Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study.
  • We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13031 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13031 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Chester

660 - 1140 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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