Biological Sciences is an exciting and rapidly developing field, bringing together knowledge, ideas and techniques to allow us to expand our understanding of the human body and its interplay with the environment. Our MSci Biological Sciences degree is designed to develop your understanding of the processes underlying life and health in whole organisms. During the Biological Sciences course, you will explore topics including genetics and molecular biology, biochemistry and metabolism, cell biology and regenerative medicine, human evolution, anatomy and physiology, growth, development and ageing, as well as research methods. We also focus on the development of laboratory practical skills. You will benefit from teaching in STEMLab, the University's £17 million state-of-the-art facility, as well as other specialist laboratories. Year-long professional placement opportunities can help develop essential skills and boost employability, or international placements allow the opportunity to experience another country whilst you study. In the final year, our MSci Biological Sciences degree features a chance to complete a substantial research project in your chosen area of interest. The focus on developing your research skills makes the MSci particularly strong preparation for a career in research or for PhD study. What's the difference between MSci and BSc? The BSc Biological Sciences degree will provide a thorough grounding in the discipline, equipping you with the knowledge, practical laboratory experience, professional and transferable skills to support your career aspirations in biological science, health, or broader graduate destinations. The MSci is aimed at high-flyers who aspire to work in research or posts requiring more experience. The inclusion of a major research project allows you to demonstrate that you are capable of independently tackling a specific research question, demonstrating a range of skills important to employers.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Depending on the nature of the material, modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination. For example, some modules may be 25% coursework and 75% examination, whilst other modules may be assessed by 100% coursework or 100% examination. Coursework includes laboratory reports, class tests, group work, individual essays, presentations, and projects. You will also have formative assessments to provide you with feedback to help you to evaluate and develop your skills, for instance using online quizzes, electronic voting, or discussion in tutorials.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/ This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application. In exceptional cases an interview may be required. We hope that all applicants would take the opportunity to visit the department, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|