Description

Researchers in the School of Biological Sciences conduct cutting-edge research across a broad range of biological disciplines: genomics, biotechnology, cell biology, sensory biology, animal behaviour and evolution, population biology, host-disease interactions and ecosystem services, to name but a few.

In 2014 the school relocated to a £54 million, state-of-the-art Life Sciences building. Our laboratory facilities are among the best in the world, with critical ‘-omics’ technologies and associated computing capacity (bioinformatics) a core component. The building is designed to foster our already strong collaborative and convivial environment and includes a centre for evolutionary biology research in collaboration with key researchers from earth sciences, biochemistry, social medicine, chemistry and computer sciences. The school has strong links with local industry, including BBC Bristol, Bristol Zoo and the Botanic Gardens.

We have a lively, international postgraduate community of about 150 research students. Our stimulating environment and excellent graduate school training and support provide excellent opportunities to develop future careers.

Study Details:

MSc by Research 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Student Destinations

Many postgraduate students choose a higher degree because they enjoy their subject and subsequently go on to work in a related area.

Postgraduate study is often a requirement for becoming a researcher, scientist, academic journal editor and for work in some public bodies or private companies. Around 60 per cent of biological sciences doctoral graduates continue in research.

Academic research tends to be contract-based with few permanent posts, but the school has a strong track record in supporting the careers of young researchers by helping them to find post-doctoral positions or develop fellowship applications.

Fees

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows: UK/EU: full-time £4,300 UK/EU: part-time £2,150 Overseas: full-time£21,700 Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time £9,300

Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in biological sciences or related discipline.

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