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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

You will discover how biological science can answer today’s key challenges and gain an advanced understanding of life processes.This four year integrated masters equips you with the research skills vital for further study or a research career. You will develop the potential to go on to a successful career in a broad variety of professions including laboratory-based research, jobs in the conservation and environment sector, and the media.Students study a broad variety of topics including ecology, microbiology, cell biology, neuroscience and plant development in the first two -years of their degree.As well as gaining extensive experience from a variety of field trips in possible locations like the New Forest, Spain and Belize, you will also become a part of our diverse and passionate research community, spending your final -year embedded alongside one of our leading research groups. You will complete extended projects in a specialised areas of your choice and enjoy working alongside and being taught by leading academics in their research fields. They will support you in developing a knowledge of life at different levels - from molecules and cells, to whole communities and global ecosystems.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,580per year

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A level : AAA

AAA to include Biology and one further science subject. A level science subjects considered include Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Geography and Geology. Science practical components must be passed. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics are excluded for entry.Contextual Offer: AAB including Biology and one further science subject.


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University information

University of Southampton

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  • 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 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 100 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    147 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%



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