Research course

Life Sciences

University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Awarded or expected First-class or Second-class Honours BSc degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

We offer MSc (Research) opportunities in the areas of sports & exercise science, cancer biology / cancer & inflammation, cell signalling, the genetics of cell cycle, the genetics of rare disorders and marine ecology.

Depending upon training needs, a student may take approved credited taught courses throughout this period. Following the research period, students will write a thesis (under the supervision of the principle investigator), presenting data and analysis for the degree examination.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no sub-test under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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