This programme allows you to pursue your own areas of specific interest and to have an appreciation of the full range of the subject.
Should you decide sometime in the first two years that you wish to specialise, you can transfer to several programmes in the School of Life Sciences, subject to meeting the appropriate pre-requisites for your chosen programme.
The MBiolSci is a four-year programme, in which students first follow the three-year BSc in Biological Sciences and then continue into a fourth year, subject to performance.
The fourth (Master’s) year aims at developing enhanced research and personal skills for students seeking a high-level career in research (eg studying for a PhD or working in industry) or those seeking to enhance their qualification. Students take advanced modules and will join a research team to undertake a significant research project. Students can also apply for a six-week summer research internship in the UK or overseas or apply to spend time working in industry or in other enterprises in the final year.
Programme in detail
Across all three years there are options to choose laboratory practicals or field courses. In your final year you will also undertake a research project that you will choose from one of the various parts of the School to complement the lecture programme you have chosen for your Honours year. Each project gives an invaluable opportunity to see what real scientific research is like and to work alongside staff who are international authorities in their fields.