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  MSc (by Dissertation) Biological Sciences


University of Essex    School of Life Sciences

Full time & Part time October, January MSc, Research Only 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time
Biological Sciences (4)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MSc (by Dissertation) in Biological Sciences at the esteemed School of Life Sciences at the University of Essex. Delve into a diverse array of biological realms, from genes to ecosystems, under the guidance of our expert faculty. This research-intensive programme offers world-class supervision and training opportunities, fostering collaboration with renowned professionals and researchers. The flexible study options allow for full- or part-time enrolment, with intakes available in January, April, or October. To qualify, a good honours or Masters degree in a related field, along with a well-crafted research proposal, is required. Expect a rigorous selection process, including an interview or Skype session to assess research compatibility. Benefit from cutting-edge facilities such as genome sequencing, bioimaging suites, and advanced laboratories, enhancing your technical and intellectual growth. Upon completion, a myriad of career pathways await, from academia to industry and governmental sectors. Elevate your scientific prowess and shape a promising future with this prestigious programme.

About the course

Research in our School of Life Sciences covers a wide spectrum of biology from genes to ecosystems, and this broad-based structure. Our academic staff have expertise in biophysics, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, molecular medicine, environmental microbiology, photosynthesis, plant productivity, ecology, marine and environmental science.

As a research student at Essex, you'll work at the heart of our internationally acknowledged and well-connected research community. We offer world-class supervision and training opportunities, and encourage you to engage with other researchers, professionals, practitioners and research users, where possible for example using the generous funding from Proficio to attend conferences and training courses.

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Entry Requirements

You will need a good honours degree or a Masters degree, or equivalent, in a related subject. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.

You will normally be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.



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