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Biological Sciences MSci (Hons)

Queen's University Belfast

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

UG extended MSci degree in Biological Sciences.Biological Sciences encompasses many aspects of the biosciences, from molecules to ecosystems and includes exploration of:• Biological diversity, systematics and conservation• Cell and tissue structure, function and physiology• Ecology and behaviour• Form and function of microorganisms, protists, fungi, plants and animals• Genetics and mechanisms and pathways of evolutionThe MSi Biological Sciences enables students to gain an understanding of structure, function, and interactions of microorganisms, protists, fungi, plants and animals. Concepts and theories from the molecular and cellular levels through to whole-organism and ecosystems are also taught.Students will gain practical laboratory- and field-based skills to help them investigate and manipulate biological material including relevant physical, chemical and biological measurements and their application in a laboratory, field, and research project setting. During the third year research project module students will have access to cutting-edge research facilities across the molecular and ecological disciplines. Additional skills achieved include: Collation, quantitative analysis and interpretation of experimental data, including problem-solving; communication and application of knowledge; the use of computers for data management and presentations, and the development of intellectual, personal and team skills for employment and further study.In the final year of the MSci Biological Sciences, students will complete a research project where they will learn Masters level research skills and the application of their degree in a research intensive environment.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,100per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB - AAA

A-level Biology or Double Award Science required.A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

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University information

Queen's University Belfast

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is a lively, international and diverse campus with global recognition. It currently has over 3,000 international students from 80 different countries.
The university provides a high level of support on UK student visas to help students make a smooth transition from their home country to life in Belfast.
Queen's offers international students a dedicated pre-semester and engagement programme on arrival.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    148 65%

    31st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    94th

    2

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