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Postgraduate research courses in biology

The School of Biology offers the following research degrees:

MSc (Res)

The MSc (Res) is a one-year research-based Masters degree. You will engage in a full-time research project and write a 30,000-word dissertation. It is an excellent opportunity to spend a shorter time in a research environment either for a standalone degree or as preparation for a PhD.

The School offers three MSc (Res) programmes:

PhD (Doctorate)

The PhD (Doctorate) is usually a three-year programme (or six years part time) of supervised research, leading to a thesis of no more than 80,000 words and an oral examination.

Find out about PhD study in biology