Faculty of Science

Overview

Duration: Full-time MSc - 12 months

Application deadline: 30 June (international) / 31 August (home/EU)

Entry requirements: First degree (UK 1st or 2:1 or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components) or equivalent. Applicants narrowly missing this requirement may be eligible for a combined offer.

E-mail: fsci-pgadmissions@bath.ac.uk

Programme catalogue

Tuition fees

MSc in Biosciences

The MSc in Biosciences enables students to customise their course according to their needs and future career ambitions by selecting diverse topics and projects under the guidance of the Director of Studies who advises on suitable taught units and laboratory projects.

The MSc programmes in Biology & Biochemistry are designed for students who wish to specialise further in a particular field or wish to change direction from their first degree (in a related area).

If you already have extensive and relevant research experience and would like to specialise, you might consider an MRes programme.

Why study Biology and Biochemistry with us?

  • Biology & Biochemistry ranked 2nd in the Sunday Times University Guide 2013
  • 90% of our research judged to be internationally recognised, excellent or world-leading
  • Our current research funding portfolio stands at £14 million, supporting internationally excellent research in the biosciences

What will I learn?

The aim of each of our MSc programmes in Biology and Biochemistry is to provide professional-level training that will develop highly skilled bioscientists with strong theoretical, research and transferable skills, all of which are necessary to work at the forefront of modern biosciences.

For further information please see our department pages

At a glance

Semester 1

Semester 2

Summer

Compulsory Taught Units (18 credits) Compulsory Taught Units (18 credits) Research Project
(30 credits)
Critical review of literature (6 credits) Critical review of literature (6 credits)
Research training and support skills (12 credits) Research training support skills (12 credits)
Optional Taught Units (42 credits) Optional Taught Units (42 credits)
Select 3 to 4 units (18 to 24 credits) Select 3 to 4 (18 to 24 credits)

Programme structure

This programme can be customised to fit the career aspirations of an individual student and be designed from a choice of over 50 taught units and 70 lab projects, to cater for research interests as varied as structural biology through to animal behaviour.


 

Career opportunities

Since graduating, our students have gone on to employment or further research at institutions in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.

Recent employers include:

  • Morvus-Technology Ltd
  • Janssen-Cilag
  • Royal United Hospital, Bath
  • Ministry of Defence
  • State Intellectual Property Office, Beijing
  • Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University
  • AbCam
  • Salisbury Foundation Trust Hospital
  • BBSRC
  • Lonza