Taught course

Advanced Biological Sciences

University of Southampton · Biological Sciences

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Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) or first class honours degree in Biological Sciences or a closely related subject. A key feature of your first degree studies is that they must demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes (both content and level) that will ensure that you can integrate into our teaching and research experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This flexible masters degree in Biological Sciences can be tailored to your particular interests, allowing you to specialise in an area of your choice. You will become a part of Southampton’s biological sciences community which has a leading international reputation for its research across a broad range of biological disciplines. We offer MRes courses with a focus in one of the following research areas:

  • Biodiversity, Ecology and Ecosystem services
  • Biotechnology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
  • Plant Biology
  • Zoology

Information for international students

on-UK applicants will usually have completed 4 years or more in higher education.

If English is not your first language, you will need to have already reached a satisfactory standard in an approved test in English, such as Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English grade C or above, IELTS grade 6.5.

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