Taught course

Advanced Biological Sciences

University of Liverpool · University of Liverpool

Entry requirements

Typically our entry requirements will require a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant Biological Sciences subject.

Animal SciencesBioinformatics BiotechnologyCell SignallingChemical BiologyConservation BiologyEvolution and Behavioural BiologyFood SecurityFunctional and Comparative GenomicsHost:Parasite BiologyHuman ImmunityMicrobiologyMolecular OncologyPlant SciencesPost Genomic ScienceStructural Biology

Months of entry


Course content

Through the ethos of research-led teaching, our MSc in Advanced Biological Sciences will provide you with an innovative and rewarding experience within an excellent environment of state-of-the-art research laboratories, cutting-edge provision for proteomics, genomics, advanced genome sequencing and analysis, a cell imaging suite, transgenic plants facility and an NMR centre for protein structure analysis.

The School has developed bespoke pathways to MSc awards across all of its research areas, affording applicants the opportunity to develop their own postgraduate degree programmes. These new programmes can therefore be based around your particular areas of interest. The title of your degree award will reflect your pathway of choice, which in turn reflects the research interest of the research grouping, for example, MSc Advanced Biological Sciences (Molecular Oncology).

You will be able to choose from a series of taught modules to ensure that you develop the correct academic background and skills to excel in research. You will also be offered a flexible but guided programme of study, which will enable you to develop your leadership, information technology and professional skills.

Pathways include:

  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Animal Sciences)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Bioinformatics)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Biotechnology)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Cell Signalling)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Chemical Biology)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Evolution and Behavioural Biology)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Food Security)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Functional and Comparative Genomics)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Host: Parasite Biology)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Human Immunity)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Microbiology)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Molecular Oncology)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Plant Sciences)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Structural Biology)


Research projects offered in previous years include:

  • Combining species-specific and site-specific conservation: towards a more integrated conservation effort
  • Interference interactions between Staphylococcus aureus and other members of the nasal microflora
  • Preparation of recombinant S100P protein for interaction studies
  • Investigating the activity of potential malarial therapeutics
  • From mate choice to partner preference
  • MCL-1 as a regulator of apoptosis in myeloid cell lines
  • Using experimental evolution to test diffuse coevolution theory in host-symbiont interactions.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927