Advanced Biological Sciences, M.Sc. | The University of Exeter | Exeter, United Kingdom
12 months
24000 GBP/year
13000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Advanced Biological Sciences programme from The University of Exeter provides students with the opportunity to continue their study in biological sciences to Masters level, with options to continue to study a broad base of biology or specialise through one of the specialist pathways.

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  • Study either a broad base of advanced biology or specialise in one of seven pathways
  • The advanced laboratory skills module provides specialised training and advanced data processing
  • You will undertake a substantial research project working within one of our world-leading research groups
  • Graduate with the key skills for a career in range of sectors
  • The core modules will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to develop your research project which will be supervised from within one of our world-leading research groups, determined by your research project focus.


Employer-valued skills this course develops

This Advanced Biological Sciences programme from The University of Exeter , will provide you with a diversity of skills that will equip you for a range of sectors of work.

Skills include:

  • Analytical skills
  • Applied statistics
  • Scientific writing
  • Independent learning
  • Critical evaluation
  • Research technique
  • Oral communication

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Project
  • Professional Skills
  • Advanced Laboratory Skills
  • Advanced Topics in Biological Sciences
  • Biology of Marine Vertebrates
  • Animal Development Biology
  • Current Issues in Marine Biology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 in a relevant science subject.
  • Relevant subjects include: Biological Sciences, Cell Biology, Ecology, Ecology and Conservation, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Plant Science, Zoology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK fees per year:

£6,500 part-time

International fees per year:

£12,000 part-time

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 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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