Taught course

Advanced Biological Sciences

University of Southampton · Biological Sciences

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

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

Our 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.

Focused research areas include:

• 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