Advanced Biological Sciences MRes

University of Southampton

Key Information

Course duration: 2 years

Mode of study: Part time

Qualification: MRes - Master of Research

Subject Ranking

Biological Sciences

  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.99 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.87 / 1.00

Rankings are for reference only as they apply to undergraduate subjects


Home students: £4,625 per year
EU students: £4,625 per course
Overseas students: £11,134 per year

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The Course


The flexible Master of Research (MRes) in Advanced Biological Sciences degree from Southampton offers graduates the opportunity to develop their knowledge and practical skills in an area of Biological Sciences of their choice. The one-year course, tailored to your particular interests, is a stepping stone to further study at PhD level or a gateway to many careers in industry (e.g agriculture, pharmaceutical and the healthcare sector), scientific services, science communication, the teaching profession or in scientific policymaking. This course has at its core four taught modules at postgraduate level to enable you to broaden your scientific knowledge in your chosen area and enhance your hands-on skills in research, presentations and scientific communication. In addition, there is a novel independent research project in the University of Southampton’s modern Life Sciences research laboratories, supervised by a leading academic in the specialism. The transferable skills you gain will be invaluable later in your career whether you are aiming for academia, industry or non-traditional science careers.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at Highfield Campus

University of Southampton

University League Table Ranking: 20th

The University of Southampton dates back to 1862: located on the south coast of England, it is close to the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. The main campus is north of the city centre, near to a large managed woodland. There are excellent road, rail, sea and air links and London is just over an hour...

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Postal Address

Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

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