Taught course

Integrated Masters in Biology

University of Greenwich · School of Science

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: 320 UCAS points (Including Biology and Chemistry)

Months of entry


Course content

Biology graduates’ careers lie within a broad range of areas, such as the agriculture, food, pharmaceutical, health, biotechnology, biomedical and ecology sectors. Increasingly, employment opportunities are becoming more global through EU organisations and in the international biological and ecological science sectors. A key element of the programme will be development of the qualities and knowledge profile required to fit the needs of biology-related industries and employers.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary understanding of biology, from the molecular to the global level
  • To develop the learning, analytical, critical, and presentational skills to support lifetime learning and career development
  • To investigate, document and analyse living systems and understand underlying philosophical, ethical and scientific paradigms relevant to biology
  • To provide the understanding, knowledge portfolio and skills needed to thrive in industry, academia or public sector locally and globally
  • To prepare graduates for employment opportunities in the biomedical science, biotechnology, environmental consultancy, agribusiness and sustainable development sectors.


  • Fundamental Biology (15 credits)
  • Comparative Physiology (15 credits)
  • Molecules and Life (15 credits)
  • Evolution and Biodiversity (15 credits)
  • Basic Chemistry for Life Sciences (15 credits)
  • Ecological fundamentals (15 credits)
  • Practical and Professional Skills (15 credits)
  • Molecular Biology (15 credits)
  • Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
  • Biological Energetics (15 credits)
  • Molecular and General Genetics (15 credits)
  • Ecology and Ecosystems (15 credits)
  • Cell Biology and Biochemistry (15 credits)
  • Microbiology and Environment (15 credits)
  • Select two 15-credit options from a range including: Physiological Systems and Regulation; Pharmacology; Physiology and Animal Science; Biology of Global Change; Plant Science (30 credits)
  • Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
  • Project (30 credits)
  • Choose from a range of options including: Medical Microbiology (15); Advanced and Clinical Immunology (15); Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (15); Human Molecular Biology (15); Medical Biochemistry (15); Renal and Cardiovascular Physiology (15); Neuropharmacology (30); Applied Biotechnology (15); Conservation Ecology (15) (75 credits)
  • Project (60 credits)
  • Advanced Research Methods, Ethics and Critical Thinking (15 credits)
  • Three 15-credit options from a range including: Virology; Food Security; Infectious Disease; Integrated Pest Management; Advanced Neuroscience; Climate Change; Current Issues in Bioscience; Agronomy and Crop Physiology (45 credits)

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000