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Biology (MSci)

Award
Integrated Masters degree in Science
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS course code
C101

About this course

This flexible, integrated Masters course looks at life at all levels, from molecules and cells, to whole organisms. It also covers species, communities and entire ecosystems. You'll develop your research skills and work closely with our researchers as they address major global issues.

This degree will help develop your practical skills and experience. You'll have many opportunities for field trips and laboratory work.

Each year you'll improve your skills and knowledge and use our wide range of expertise in biological science. This includes:

  • ecology

  • microbiology

  • neuroscience

Southampton is a research university. We're home to the UK's first Cancer Immunology Research Centre, and we're a lead university of the Biofilms Institute.

With this course you can:

  • choose from a range of modules and specialise in an area of biology that best suits your interests and career plans

  • carry out fieldwork in the New Forest, Exmoor, Spain and Belize

  • work alongside our active research staff on 2 independent research projects

  • spend a semester studying at a university in Europe or Australasia.

  • take a year out to work in industry

  • develop transferable skills that employers look for

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 228.48 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

Depending on your A levels and performance in year 1, you may have the opportunity to transfer to a related biological sciences degree at the end of your first year.