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What will I learn?

Overview

Through the ethos of research-led teaching, our MSc in Advanced Biological Sciences will provide you with an innovative and rewarding experience within an excellent environment of state-of-the-art research laboratories, cutting-edge provision for proteomics, genomics, advanced genome sequencing and analysis, a cell imaging suite, transgenic plants facility and an NMR centre for protein structure analysis.

The School has developed bespoke pathways to MSc awards across all of its research areas, affording applicants the opportunity to develop their own postgraduate degree programmes. These new programmes can therefore be based around your particular areas of interest. The title of your degree award will reflect your pathway of choice, which in turn reflects the research interest of the research grouping, for example, MSc Advanced Biological Sciences (Molecular Oncology).

You will be able to choose from a series of taught modules to ensure that you develop the correct academic background and skills to excel in research. You will also be offered a flexible but guided programme of study, which will enable you to develop your leadership, information technology and professional skills.

Pathways include:

  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Animal Sciences)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Cell Signalling)
  • Advanced Biological Sciences (Evolution and Behaviour)

The pathways on offer are under review and therefore subject to change, please contact the programme director for more information before you apply.

Projects

Research projects offered in previous years include:

  • Combining species-specific and site-specific conservation: towards a more integrated conservation effort
  • Interference interactions between Staphylococcus aureus and other members of the nasal microflora
  • Preparation of recombinant S100P protein for interaction studies
  • Investigating the activity of potential malarial therapeutics
  • From mate choice to partner preference
  • MCL-1 as a regulator of apoptosis in myeloid cell lines
  • Using experimental evolution to test diffuse coevolution theory in host-symbiont interactions.

Career prospects

Past graduates of the School of Life Sciences have continued their academic careers as research assistants or pursued further study leading to a PhD. Graduates have also developed careers in conservation or qualified to immediately go into industries. There is a demand currently for graduates with specialisations in science or computing to enter the teaching profession. Commercial sectors such as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agriculture industries will be possible employers of graduates, especially with the anticipated increases in the use of next-generation sequencing and the corresponding data analysis that will be required.

Which department am I in?

University of Liverpool

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£22,000.00 (US$ 30,280) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Liverpool

The Foundation Building,

765 Brownlow Hill,

Liverpool,

L69 7ZX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold a master's degree. Previous exposure to research or thesis writing is highly desirable. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

Typically our entry requirements will require a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant Biological Sciences subject. IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). TOEFL iBT: 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading - 22, Speaking 23.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a world-leading institution, with more than 7,700 international students from over 130 countries.

  • Member of the prestigious Russell Group
  • A dedicated support team for international students
  • One of the top 25 UK universities targeted by employers
  • Located in one of the UK’s most iconic cities