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MBiolSciBiological Sciences (Integrated Masters)

Tuition fee £17,350.00 per year
Course code C900
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This is a four-year integrated masters programme aimed at developing enhanced research skills for students seeking a high-level career in research (eg studying for a PhD or working in industry). For the first three years of study, students will select one of the available pathways (Anatomy and Human Biology, Biochemistry, Bioveterinary Science, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Human Physiology, Tropical Disease Biology, Zoology, Biological and Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences) and will study a mix of theory and practical modules appropriate to the BSc Honours programmes for these areas.

During the 4th (masters) year, students will take advanced modules to enhance further their research skills, will join a research team to undertake a significant research project. Students will also have the opportunity for a research internship in the UK or overseas, or to spend time working in industry in this final year.

The MBiolSci programme consists of four years of study. For the first three years, students will follow a pathway that constitutes one of our current three-year BSc Honours degree programmes.

These are:

Anatomy and Human Biology (B110)
Biochemistry (C700)
Biological and Medical Sciences (C130)
Bioveterinary Science (D900)
Biological Sciences (C100)
Genetics (C400)
Microbiology (C500)
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (C720)
Pharmacology (B210)
Human Physiology (B120)
Tropical Disease Biology (C111)
Zoology (C300).

In Year Four, students will take the core modules, Statistics for Biologists, Research Methods and Applications in Biological Sciences, together with a 60-credit research project. In addition, students will take either a 30-credit internship undertaken as a placement in the summer period between Years Three and Four, or a total of 30 credits of other M level modules. These internships may be in the UK or in our partner institutions abroad, for instance in Thailand. Students also have the opportunity to spend part or all of the final year working in industry.

The title of your degree award will reflect your pathway of choice eg Master in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry).

Career opportunities

As a Life Sciences graduate from the University of Liverpool, you will have a good set of career options ahead of you. For those committed to a career as a research scientist, further study for a higher degree (MBiolSci, MSc, MRes, MPhil or PhD) at the University of Liverpool or elsewhere is the normal route.

In the public sector, Life Sciences graduates are in demand in research institutes, government departments, the National Health Service, forensic science and the Environment Agency. Commercial sectors that actively recruit graduates from the Life Sciences include the pharmaceutical, food, biotechnology, water and agriculture industries.

There is also an increasing demand for life scientists to contribute to the public understanding of science as journalists and information/liaison officers, in view of the ethical and environmental issues that arise, for example, by developments in molecular biology and biotechnology.

A postgraduate qualification (PGCE) for entry into the teaching profession is also an option, with significant financial inducements provided to meet the current demand for science teachers. In addition to all of the opportunities for graduates in general, including careers outside of biology(such as management, accountancy and human resources), where the skills you have obtained in our degree programmes will be of considerable benefit, our degree programmes are also popular routes to postgraduate Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States