MSc by Research Life Sciences

University of Dundee

M.Res. On Campus
12 months
26250 GBP/year
12600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This MSc by Research Life Sciences from the University of Dundee offers the opportunity to spend a year carrying out a research project in one of the leading and most productive research Universities for molecular cell biology in Europe.


This MSc by Research Life Sciences from the University of Dundeeallows you to work alongside our world renowned experts from the School of Life Sciences and gain a 'real research' experience. 

You will have the opportunity to select a research project from a variety of thematic areas of research.

These are:

  • agritech and plant sciences
  • cell signalling
  • computational biology
  • developmental and stem cell biology
  • drug discovery
  • gene regulation and expression
  • immunology/immunotherapy
  • microbiology
  • neurodegeneration

You will be part of our collaborative working environment and have access to outstanding shared facilities such as microscopy and proteomics. 

Throughout your year, you will develop an advanced level of knowledge on your topic of interest as well as the ability to perform independent research in the topic area. 

Alongside basic science training in experimental design, data handling and research ethics, we will help you to develop skills in critical assessment and communication. 

This will be supported by workshops in scientific writing, presentation skills, ethics, laboratory safety, statistics, public engagement and optional applied bioinformatics.


Our MSc by Research course allows you to develop your technical ability for research as a stepping stone to embark on a PhD programme, or for a subsequent career in academic or industrial research.

Even if you decide that a career in research is not for you, the many transferrable skills you gain and a qualification in a STEM based subject will make you very desirable to potential employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Agritech and plant sciences 
  • Computational biology
  • Cell signalling
  • Developmental and stem cell biology
  • Drug discovery
  • Gene regulation and expression

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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Lower Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a 2.2 BSc degree in Life Sciences or a related discipline; applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may be considered.
  • You must list your top 3 project choices as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Scottish and UK students: £12,600
  • International students (including EU): £26,250


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