About this course
This flexible, integrated master's 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:
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. Our research feeds directly into what you'll learn on our advanced biology courses.
On this master's in biology 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
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.