Bioscience at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Customise your study to your interests in the Biosciences This course will equip you with the expertise necessary to work at the forefront of modern bioscience. The knowledge and skills gained are applicable to fields as diverse as health, renewables, food, and agriculture. You are needed as there is currently a highly noticeable shortage of qualified STEM graduates in the bioeconomy, despite rapid growth in the sector. As well as developing essential core skills and competencies, you can choose from a wide range of optional modules to select the combination of topics that most interest you. You’ll study exciting, contemporary subjects and be introduced to the cutting-edge techniques being used to advance scientific discovery. Choose your independent advanced research project from a wide list of topics, which are designed to offer you an immersive individual research experience, as well as the opportunity to contribute to science in an area you are passionate about. The strong research element of MSc Bioscience, along with the specialist and fundamental skills you’ll develop, will prepare you for a vast and exciting range of careers within academia, commercial, and public sector organisations. Many graduates of the programme progress to PhD study, others to different aspects in bioscience-related research and a diverse array of graduate level occupations. This course requires a solid foundation in the molecular and cellular basis of life (e.g. knowledge of cell structure, function of proteins and organelles, DNA replication and gene expression). Course highlights

  • The Faculty of Biological Sciences is one of the largest groupings of life science researchers in the UK
  • MSc Bioscience is an incredibly flexible programme
  • Tailor and customise your degree to suit your passions and interests
  • Take advantage of the diverse expertise we have to offer


Compulsory modules: Practical bioinformatics; bioscience research project proposal; research planning and scientific communication; advanced biomolecular technologies; protein engineering laboratory project; research project. Optional modules: Bioimaging; advanced immunology; topics in plant science; infectious and non-infectious diseases; drug and chemical toxicology; plant biotechnology; high-throughput technologies; medical diagnostics; treatment of infectious disease and cancer.

Assessment method

We use a variety of assessment methods: multiple-choice testing, practical work, data handling and problem solving exercises, group work, discussion groups (face-to-face and online), computer-based simulation, essays, posters and oral presentations.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, but relevant experience may be taken into account. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

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Sponsorship information

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

Bioscience at University of Leeds - UCAS