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MSc Molecular Biosciences

Apply now to come to the UK to study in one of our specialist areas: bioinformatics, biotechnology, medical biosciences, or microbiology.

Prepare for a career in research or industry

Our highly-ranked department offers excellent graduate prospects and strong links to industry.

This course provides you with an understanding of the molecular basis of biological systems and focuses on applying this knowledge to improve human health and disease, food biosecurity and sustainable biotechnologies.

The unique course structure is designed in consultation with clinical and industrial partners to give you the specialist knowledge and practical skills needed for a career in molecular biosciences.

You can specialise in one these areas:

Entry requirements

To apply for this course from India, you need to have a bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a First Class. Your undergraduate degree should be in any biosciences, medical, biomedical-based subject. For the Bioinformatics specialist area, your degree should be in any biological, computational or mathematical subject.

Meet our Indian students

Find out more about what it’s like to study at the University of Bath.

Your career, funding and visa

Find out more about your career options, funding your studies, and applying for a visa.

Your career

You’ll graduate with the specialist knowledge and employability skills for a career in further research, such as a PhD, or roles in academic, clinical, industrial or commercial sectors anywhere in the world.


We are offering one full tuition fee scholarship to a master's student from India. To apply, you must hold an offer to study on one of our MSc courses and apply for the scholarship by 27 April 2020.

Tier 4 visa applications

Bath is taking part in a Tier 4 visa pilot scheme, giving you the opportunity to benefit from a streamlined visa application process.

2-year Post-Study Work visa

The UK government has announced a new two-year Post-Study Work visa, expanding opportunities for talented international students to build successful careers in the UK.

The new ‘Graduate’ route will be open to all international students and will allow you to work, or look for work, for two years after completing your studies.

‘What you also benefit from at Bath is a very focused career development opportunity.’
Professor Momna Hejmadi Director of Studies

Highly ranked courses and University

Highly ranked in independent league tables, we’re well-placed to help you succeed.

Experience the University

We hold events and live web chats several times a year to help you experience the University without coming to campus.

Virtual Open Day

Our next Virtual Open Day will take place on Wednesday 5 February 2020 from 11:00 to 15:00 GMT.

Join us and get an insight into what it is like to study at Bath. Watch live webinars and take part in group chats with members of staff and current postgraduate students.

Living in Bath

You'll get a great experience living and studying at Bath. We'll support your academic progress and prepare you for your future career.

Students in a shopping street in Bath


As an overseas, fee-paying postgraduate student, applying by 17 June, you are guaranteed accommodation. You could apply to live on-campus, in our brand new dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students, or in town.

Living in Bath as a student

Studying at Bath means you'll live in a vibrant, friendly, historic city, with lots of activities for you to join. You can go on nights out, get active, treat yourself by going to Britain's only natural thermal spa or a boat trip along the river.

You'll be able to meet other postgraduate students through the Postgraduate Association, which organises regular events.

There's also the Bath Asian Society, which is one of the biggest cultural societies on campus. They organise events to enjoy and explore South Asian cultures.

Support during your studies

You can get advice, support and guidance on an academic and personal level throughout your studies at Bath.

We'll assign you a personal tutor to support you in your studies. Your tutor will guide you in your academic progress and support your personal and professional development throughout your time here. They can help you adjust to studying at university and point you in the right direction to get any other help you might need.

Explore the MSc in Molecular Biosciences in detail

MSc Molecular Biosciences course pages