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A range of Life Sciences Masters degrees at the University of Sussex

A range of Life Sciences Masters degrees at the University of Sussex

At the University of Sussex’s School of Life Sciences we pride ourselves on our world-leading and interdisciplinary research and teaching. We strive to engage with real world problems in fields as varied as cancer biology, drug discovery, neuroscience and biodiversity. Our teaching is strongly research-led and focused on developing the skills needed by the next generation of scientists and innovators.

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MSc in Cancer Cell Biology

This MSc will equip you with a detailed understanding of the molecular basis and cell biology of cancer, and you’ll learn from research scientists at the forefront of cancer research and cancer therapy design.

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MSc in Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology

This MSc will give you the training necessary to become an active and engaged researcher in this field. You'll research real biological problems in a research-active laboratory, and will benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities, including the Sussex Centre for Advanced Microscopy.

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MSc in Global Biodiversity Conservation

This MSc will give you a global outlook on conservation, and the positive approaches conservation biologists can take to a solve the challenges of change in the modern world. You’ll be in a strong position to continue on to a career in conservation, and you’ll and have the chance to take part in unique research in the field.

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MSc in Neuroscience

With over 50 research groups on campus, Sussex Neuroscience is one of the largest and most interconnected neuroscience communities in the UK. Our expertise includes sensory processing, computational neuroscience, psychobiology and neurodegeneration. The practical research project will give you valuable experience for a career in neuroscience.

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MRes in Neuroscience

This MRes is ideal for you if you have a strong academic record in neuroscience and plan to pursue a research career. With over 50 research groups on campus, Sussex Neuroscience is one of the largest and most interconnected neuroscience communities in the UK. Our expertise includes sensory processing, computational neuroscience, psychobiology and neurodegeneration.

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MRes in Animal Behaviour

This MRes will enable you to understand the causes, effects and ultimate explanations for the evolution of animal behaviour. You’ll develop an advanced knowledge and practical research skills in animal behaviour, which will put you in a strong position to move on to a PhD or a research career.

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MRes in Conservation Biology

This MRes will give you an advanced, global outlook on conservation. You’ll develop research skills and learn positive approaches that will enable you to address the environmental changes facing us today. The degree will enable you to move on to a PhD, as well as providing you with the knowledge and skills required for a career in conservation biology.

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MRes in Evolutionary Biology

This MRes is based on our strengths in evolutionary biology. You’ll study how and why organisms are the way they are, and how this affects fundamental parts of our lives. You’ll become a researcher who can contribute to the grand challenges of antibiotic resistance, cancer and environmental change.

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Funding opportunities

The University of Sussex is proud to offer an exciting new range of postgraduate scholarships, including our Chancellor's Masters Scholarship. Find out more about available funding awards by visiting our funding database.

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