We offer a range of Masters degrees in the biomolecular sciences designed to prepare you for a career in modern biosciences. You can select to study either our broad-based MSc Bioscience course or a Masters degree in one of our specialist subject areas: biotechnology, human disease, infection and immunity, and plant science.
Masters degree options include:
All our Biomolecular Masters degrees are suitable for students wishing to undertake a higher research degree and for those who wish to enter employment in a higher capacity in industry or the public sector. All courses in the scheme offer:
Students who wish to maintain a breadth in their training can experience a wide range of module options by selecting to study our MSc Bioscience programme. Alternatively, students who wish to gain more detailed experience and training in a specific area can select to study one of our specialist programmes instead.
This course offers:
Our broad-based MSc Bioscience course provides excellent training for students who wish to develop a broad scientific base from which to build their future careers. This degree allows you to select modules from a range of taught modules including ones associated with the different specialist options offered. This means you can study those modules that interest you the most and match your career aspirations.
This programme consists of core research training modules designed to equip students with the expertise necessary to work at the cutting-edge of a modern bioscience sector, including research planning exercises, methodologies underpinning contemporary bioscience, and an extended practical project providing hands-on practical experience in molecular biology techniques. Added to this is an independent research project in an area related to your course options. Specialist taught modules make up the remaining part of the programme and students may select from a broad range of modules (listed below).
The course is full-time and lasts 12 months with teaching activities broken into 3 parts:
Students study a total of 180 credits of module comprising the following:
The course combines theoretical modules with practical skills training. 100 credits out of the total 180 credits that you study will be practical based modules and therefore the programme will provide you with substantial training in practical methods and technologies currently being used to advance the biological sciences. This is through a 15 credit laboratory-based mini-project and an 85 credit laboratory-based independent research project on a cutting edge topic related to your course options. Our teaching and assessment methods are designed to develop scientists who are able to think independently, solve problems, communicate effectively and demonstrate a high level of practical ability.
A selection of project titles offered previously:
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Eligibility: UK/EU students
Closing date: 9 May 2014
Value: £5,000 contribution towards academic fees
Please note you only need to complete one scholarship application form to be considered for both the Fee and Santander Scholarships
Eligibility: Self-funded UK/EU students
Closing date: 28 July 2014
Value: £4,000 towards academic fees
Complete the Scholarship Application form here to apply
Eligibility: Self-funded International students
Closing date: Applicants must hold a place on a programme for September 2014 and be fully registered by 1 December 2014
Value: £2,000 towards academic fees
Eligibility: Self-funded Leeds University Alumni
Closing date: Ongoing
Value: The University will pay 10% of your tuition fee
Eligibility: International students
Cloing date: 3 February 2014