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Biological Sciences (with placement year) MSci (Hons)

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Biological Sciences is an exciting and rapidly developing field, bringing together knowledge, ideas and techniques to allow us to expand our understanding of the human body and its interplay with the environment.Our MSci Biological Sciences degree is designed to develop your understanding of the processes underlying life and health in whole organisms.During the Biological Sciences course, you will explore topics including genetics and molecular biology, biochemistry and metabolism, cell biology and regenerative medicine, human evolution, anatomy and physiology, growth, development and ageing, as well as research methods.We also focus on the development of laboratory practical skills. You will benefit from teaching in STEMLab, the University's £17 million state-of-the-art facility, as well as other specialist laboratories.Year-long professional placement opportunities can help develop essential skills and boost employability, or international placements allow the opportunity to experience another country whilst you study.In the final year, our MSci Biological Sciences degree features a chance to complete a substantial research project in your chosen area of interest. The focus on developing your research skills makes the MSci particularly strong preparation for a career in research or for PhD study.**What's the difference between MSci and BSc?**The BSc Biological Sciences degree will provide a thorough grounding in the discipline, equipping you with the knowledge, practical laboratory experience, professional and transferable skills to support your career aspirations in biological science, health, or broader graduate destinations.The MSci is aimed at high-flyers who aspire to work in research or posts requiring more experience. The inclusion of a major research project allows you to demonstrate that you are capable of independently tackling a specific research question, demonstrating a range of skills important to employers.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 25,700per year

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

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A level : AAA

AAA including Biology + one other science or Maths. * Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Geology, Psychology and Environmental Science are all considered sciences for the purposes of admission and although PE is accepted as a third A-level, it is not a science for the purpose of admission.


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University information

Loughborough University

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  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

The university's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK and near to airports, making it easy to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,200 research students spanning 90 nationalities and more than 800 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 19,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. Over 1,000 students are based on the London campus, over 80% are international.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 100 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    151 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%



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