Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, but relevant experience may be taken into consideration.

Months of entry


Course content

Our broad-based MSc bioscience course provides excellent training for students who wish to develop a broad scientific base from which to build their future careers. This degree allows you to select modules from a range of taught modules including ones associated with the different specialist options offered. This means you can study those modules that interest you the most and match your career aspirations.

This programme consists of core research training modules designed to equip students with the expertise necessary to work at the cutting-edge of a modern bioscience sector, including research planning exercises, methodologies underpinning contemporary bioscience, and an extended practical project providing hands-on practical experience in molecular biology techniques. Added to this is an independent research project in an area related to your course options. Specialist taught modules make up the remaining part of the programme and students may select from a broad range of module areas which include:

  • biotechnology
  • plant science
  • infection and immunity
  • human genetics
  • molecular biology
  • bioinformatics and computational biology

For more information on studying bioscience at Leeds please visit the graduate school website: Masters Courses

Information for international students

The Faculty has many years experience welcoming international students. Students must have IELTS 6.5 overall with not less than 6 in any component or an Internet-based TOEFL score of 92, with no less than 21 in listening and reading, 22 in writing, and 23 in speaking.

Fees and funding

More information on fees funding and finance can be found on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biological Sciences Graduate School
+44 (0)113 343 1418
+44 (0)113 343 3877