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This Bioscience course from University of Leeds is designed to equip you with the expertise necessary to work at the forefront of the modern bioscience sector. We’ll offer you the flexibility and choice needed to tailor this course to your interests and career aspirations as well as a combination of practical training and theoretical modules to help you build your knowledge and skills.

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Choose a broad scientific base or specialise in the areas of human disease and plant science, and choose from a range of optional modules, such as Crop Science and Sustainable Agriculture, and Medical Diagnostics.

The independent advanced research project is designed to offer you an immersive experience in the research laboratory, as well as the opportunity to contribute to science in an area you are passionate about.

The strong research element of MSc Bioscience , along with the specialist and generic skills you will develop, mean you’ll graduate equipped for a career in a diverse range of areas, ranging from bioscience-related research through to scientific publication, teacher training, health and safety and pharmaceutical market research.

Career opportunities

Examples of posts held by recent MSc graduates of the Bioscience course from  University of Leeds  include:

  • Trainee Cytogeneticist, UK

  • Commissioning Editor, scientific publishers, UK

  • Research Fellow, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India

  • Clinical Researcher, Kent and Medway Cancer Network and NHS Trust, UK

  • Research Technician, University of Warwickshire/University of Oxford, UK

  • Graduate Medical Degree, UK

  • Bioassay analyst, Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, UK

  • Laboratory technician, Exova Group Limited

  • Quality Management at Johnson & Johnson Lifescan Technologies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practical Bioinformatics
  • MSc Bioscience Research Project Proposal
  • Research Planning and Scientific Communication
  • Advanced Biomolecular Technologies
  • Protein Engineering Laboratory Project
  • Bioscience MSc Research Project

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.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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 bachelor degree with 2:1 (hons) in a subject that has covered the cellular and molecular basis of life such as: Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry.

Documents and information you’ll need

  • completed online application form (for Taught Postgraduate Study)
  • full CV
  • transcript of degree examination marks achieved to date
  • copy of final degree certificate (if completed)
  • evidence of English language qualification (non-native English speakers only)
  • copy of passport (if you’re an overseas student).


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