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MSc by Research in Life Sciences


University of Warwick School of Life Sciences

About the course

An MSc by Research is a practical course based on a single research project under the training and supervision of one of our Research Leaders. It will give you hands-on experience of your specialism and can be used in preparation for a PhD.

Examples of projects in Life Sciences include:

  • Molecular approaches to investigate ecological adaptation in fungi
  • Developing marker technology in Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) to improve breeding efficiency
  • Modelling the population dynamics and interactions of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
  • Antimicrobial drug design: targeting the ATP dependent ligases of peptidoglycan biosynthesis
  • Expression of antibiotic resistance genes in Streptomyces species; the evolution of resistance in non-clinical environments
  • Structure and mechanism of the Tat protein transporter
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Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a Life Sciences related subject; 2 satisfactory academic references; English Language test certificate (if appropriate - IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6.0)



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