Biology University of Bristol

The MSci is ideal if you have ambitions to continue in biological research and want extra experience and a competitive edge in applying for a PhD or research jobs.

Like our BSc course, MSci Biology starts broadly and then introduces more choice from year two onwards. The additional fourth year of the degree contains advanced skills training and a substantial research project, which are especially valuable if you are aiming for a career in biological sciences.

The freedom to specialise or maintain breadth throughout your studies and the range of research-oriented and transferable skills you will learn will enhance your employability as a graduate.

We have outstanding facilities in our brand new state-­of-­the-­art Life Sciences Building, and our lecturers are top researchers in their fields.

  • Qualification

    Master of Science - MSci

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C103
Institution code B78
Campus name Main Site

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAA AAA including AA in Chemistry and a science/mathematics subject.

Contextual offer: ABB including two science/mathematics subjects.

Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DDD DDD in Science plus grade A in A-level Mathematics or Science.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, including at least 12 credits in Chemistry and 12 credits in one other science or Mathematics, and 15 credits at Merit. Higher Mathematics is recommended, and is required for those without GCSE Mathematics at A or A*.
Scottish Higher AAAAB Advanced Higher: AA including two Science/ Maths subjects, and Standard Higher: AAAAB.
Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects D3, D3, D3 Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Standard numeracy and standard literacy GCSE profile requirements. To find out more please visit, http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 - 32 points 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in two science/mathematics subjects.

Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in two science/mathematics subjects.

Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

European Baccalaureate: 85% overall with 8.5 in science/mathematics subjects.
Science/Maths subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electronics, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Statistics and Environmental Sciences


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £10,750 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £20,300 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.