Biosciences at Aberystwyth University - UCAS

Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Biosciences (Taught)

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Course summary

This qualification combines taught elements that focus primarily on how to undertake excellent research. This includes general research skills (project planning, statistics, field and lab techniques) as well as skills specific to the research project. Alongside this training, students will undertake higher level research with an expert in the institute. The modules included in the programme are designed to provide a fundamental basis for understanding and contributing meaningfully to biological science research. This knowledge will then be developed and students will be further intellectually challenged by its application to modern technology and research within their own area of specialism, dependent on their choice of research project. Key skills, particularly those of communication, research, information technology (IT) and problem solving, will be developed through formative (e.g. discussion with and feedback from the research supervisor) as well as assessed coursework programmes which will be accompanied by detailed feedback on performance.


Year 1 Core (40 Credits) You must take the following modules Semester 1 Field And Laboratory Techniques BRM4800 Research Methodology And Advances In Biosciences BRM5500 Semester 2 Field And Laboratory Techniques BRM4820 Research Methodology And Advances In Biosciences BRM5520 Year 1 Options Choose 20 credits Semester 1 Introduction To Concepts In Biology BRM4700 Frontiers In The Biosciences BRM4920 Semester 2 Introduction To Concepts In Biology BRM4720 Year 1 Core (120 Credits) You must take the dissertation Semester 3 Mres Dissertation (a) BRM6060 Mres Dissertation (b) BRM6160

Assessment method

The programme comprises 180 credits. There are 60 credits of taught modules completed during Semester 1 and Semester 2. This is followed by a research dissertation (120 credits) in semesters 2 & 3.

Entry requirements

BSc honours degree (2:1) in a related subject at undergraduate level and accompanying references. We will consider applicants with other experience which gives an equivalent basis for entry. You application will be assessed by the Scheme coordinator and the proposed supervisor as to the quality of the proposed project and suitability of student to the project. English Language Requirements: If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test. Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency.

English language requirements

Programmes: Art; Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences; Education; History and Welsh History; Information Studies; Law (Taught LLM courses); Management and Business; Modern Languages; Welsh IELTS:6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component TOEFL:93 with minimum component scores: Listening 17, Writing 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20. Pearson PTE: 62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component

English language requirement: Postgraduate Programmes (General)

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