MSc Biological Sciences / Overview
Year of entry: 2024
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- Degree awarded
- 1 year (full-time)
- Entry requirements
We require a minimum of an Upper Second honours degree with an average of at least 65% (or overseas equivalent ) in:
- biological sciences
- biomedical sciences
with sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken.Please note we are generally unable to consider applicants with a medical (MBChB/MBBS/MD) or pharmacy degree for this programme unless they are able to demonstrate that they have significant laboratory or research experience. If your undergraduate degree is in medicine or pharmacy, please contact us prior to making an application, providing details of your biology related lab skills and experience.
- How to apply
Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.
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- Take a research-focused master's course where you learn through seminars, workshops, small group tutorials and research placements.
- Your research placement will be in the laboratory of a leading biologist where you will perform experiments on a dedicated and original biological sciences project and develop your skills in relevant lab techniques, data management as well as the various forms of science communication to present your project.
- Study at a university ranked 7th in the UK for Biological Sciences (QS World University Rankings 2023).
- Prepare for a career in the biosciences industry or academic research.
Come along to our open day webinar on master's in biosciences on Thursday 7 December 11am-12pm. Our postgraduate education leads will take you through the available courses in the School of Biological Sciences, how to apply and what it's like to study a master's at Manchester. In the final part of the webinar you will be able to ask any outstanding questions. Book your place here .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £14,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £34,500
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK students (fees are typically fixed for International students for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
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- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- 0161 529 4539
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