Biology (MSci)

Integrated Masters degree in Science
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4 years
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About this course

We're reviewing this course as part of our regular quality assurance process.
This may result in some changes to course content, delivery, or withdrawal of the course in 2025.

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:

  • 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. 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

Practicals which use animals or their tissues are an important part of the course. These practicals follow ethical policies and we'll make adjustments for you if you have valid concerns about taking part.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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