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Masters degrees in Biological Sciences explore the nature, development and behaviour of living organisms, from plants and animals to microorganisms and fungi. They provide expertise in advanced branches of biology as well as other applied fields.
It’s no cliché to say that this discipline is as diverse as life itself, exploring all aspects of human, animal, plant and micro-biology. Some courses also cross over into other disciplines, with specialisms including Biotechnology, Biophysics and Sport and Exercise Science.
Programmes may be either taught or research-based, with MSc, MRes and MPhil qualifications available, as well as Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas.
A Masters in Biological Sciences can equip you for a range of academic and professional career paths, with a chance to make a significant difference to the lives of people and animals around the world.
You might take up a career in industry or on behalf of a charity: in fields such as public health, conservation or pharmaceuticals. With the right specialisation you could even find yourself working on biomechanics and physical therapy for a major sports team, or travelling the globe as a marine biologist.
Research careers with a Biosciences Masters degree can be just as exciting. Opportunities exist to pursue a huge range of projects at PhD level, before going on to push boundaries in the treatment of disease, the development of innovative bioengineering solutions and even the discovery of new energy sources.
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Medical research and teaching at Edinburgh has global impact, and benefits millions of individuals
University of Birmingham, College of Medical and Dental Sciences
A one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research
Providing education that is inspiring, relevant and a route to a variety of fulfilling career opportunities.
Situated on our £450 million Bay Campus, an enviable seafront location next to the breathtaking Swansea Bay
You will gain in-depth knowledge and skills in your chosen discipline while being introduced to a breadth of topics at the cutting edge of biology. You will have access to a variety of laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment. Read more
The Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research (CGA) in Germany is a joint venture of the University of Cologne Excellence Cluster on Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD), the University Hospital Cologne, the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research. Read more
Please note that this programme is currently subject to University approval. Life Sciences and Technology are an integral part of the global economy. Our Bionformatics MSc has been designed with input from major industry players to meet current and emerging skill gaps for professional bioinformaticians. Read more
Please note that this programme is currently subject to University approval. This programme is designed to provide a high level understanding of the theory and practice of cancer research and to connect cancer-related biomedical research with clinical applications. Read more
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Bioinformatics is about the application of computer-based approaches to understanding biological processes. Our programme will introduce you to the current methods used to interpret the vast amounts of data generated by modern high-throughput technologies. Read more
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Medical engineering combines the design and problem-solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to contribute to medical device solutions and interventions for a range of diseases and trauma. Read more
The Faculty of Engineering and Science offers advanced research training opportunities across a broad range of subject areas, including chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, environmental and sports sciences. Read more