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Advanced Biological Sciences (MRes)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Develop specialist knowledge and practical skills on this MRes Advanced Biological Sciences degree. You’ll build in-depth understanding of your chosen specialism as you conduct a piece of original research, supported by the University of Southampton’s expert academics. This degree is great preparation for future PhD research, or for a career in a wide range of industries.

Our flexible, research-focused MRes biological sciences course lets you focus on a particular research interest. You can choose to specialise in one of the following:

  • biodiversity, ecology and ecosystem services
  • biotechnology
  • developmental biology
  • microbiology
  • neuroscience
  • molecular and cellular bioscience
  • plant biology
  • zoology

An MRes differs from a standard MSc in the balance between teaching and research. As an MRes student you’ll spend more time on the research project and less on the taught part of the course.

The taught part of the course will allow you to increase your scientific knowledge in your chosen area and enhance your skills in research, presentation and scientific communication.

You'll use your learning as the basis for an original piece of research, with the support of a leading academic in your specialism. You’ll also benefit from a wide range of facilities, including a dedicated life sciences laboratory.

Your research project will be laboratory or fieldwork-based, depending on the specialism you choose.

Careers

With this degree you’ll be in a great position to continue your research at PhD level or move into a career in industry.

Areas you could go into include:

  • agriculture
  • pharmaceutical
  • healthcare
  • scientific services
  • science communication
  • science policy
  • teaching

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    148 65%

    31st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    33rd

    9

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