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.


 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

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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).

Tuition Fee

Please visit the course page to view the fees for this course.

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Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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