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Biological Sciences MSc by Research

University of Bristol

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUL-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme overview

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

The school is based in the £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 offer two research programmes, a PhD and an MSc by research, in many aspects of biology. We have a lively postgraduate community of approximately 150 research students. Our stimulating environment and excellent graduate school training and support provide opportunities to develop your future career.

Our postgraduates make a vital research contribution, while developing skills and receiving training in communication, outreach, statistics, scientific writing and career planning.

We strongly encourage all applicants to contact an academic supervisor before starting their application. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a list of potential supervisors and their areas of research interest.

Careers

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.

We have a strong track record in supporting the careers of young researchers by helping them to find post-doctoral positions or develop fellowship applications.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,900per 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 Bristol

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    167 73%

    14th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    37th

    8

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