Taught course

Advanced Biological Sciences

University of Southampton · Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (first- or upper second-class) or postgraduate degree in biological sciences or closely related discipline

Months of entry


Course content

Explore Advanced Biological Sciences at a global top 100* University.

This flexible one-year masters course is tailored to your particular research interests, and is a stepping stone to further study at PhD level or a gateway to many careers in industry such as agriculture, pharmaceuticals and the healthcare sector, scientific services, science communication, teaching, and scientific policy making.

The programme offers you the opportunity to develop your scientific knowledge and enhance your skills in research, presentations, and scientific communication. In addition to the wide range of modules to choose from, you will undertake an in-depth research project supervised by a leading academic in your specialism.

You’ll also benefit from a wide range of excellent facilities, including a dedicated life sciences laboratory.

Focused research areas include: Biodiversity, Ecology and Ecosystem services, Biotechnology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, Plant Biology, and Zoology.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you'll need an IELTS minimum level of 6.5 with a 6.0 in writing, reading, speaking and listening.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Natural and Environmental Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 4348