We offer eight on-campus taught masters programmes and two distance learning programmes.
Apply chemical and physical principles to increase your knowledge of the complex chemical reactions between molecules in biological systems.
MSc Biodiversity & Taxonomy of Plants
Explore the world of plant diversity and pure and applied taxonomy.
Use computer-based skills and tools to understand a wide range of biological problems through the wealth of data generated by modern technology.
Create new products and services, and evaluate current economic structures used in the fuel, food and pharmaceutical industries.
MSc Drug Discovery & Translational Biology
Discover what makes a good drug, using techniques from structural biology, chemistry and pharmacology.
Online postgraduate programmes
Study online for MSc Drug Discovery & Protein Biotechnology or MSc Next Generation Drug Discovery. Courses from these programmes are also available as CPD options.
MSc Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis
A suite of four programmes allowing students to specialise in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Evolutionary Genetics or Human Complex Trait Genetics.
MSc Systems & Synthetic Biology
Gain experience in one of the newest areas of biology, and discover how to apply engineering principles to the understanding and designing of biological networks.
MSc Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology
An MSc in Synthetic Biology & Biotechnology is a route into a cutting edge area of biology.
Potential new programmes
We are always expanding our postgraduate portfolio. Find details of potential new programmes here.
Postgraduate Open Day
Discover if the School of Biological Sciences and the city of Edinburgh is right for you by attending an Open Day or arranging a visit.
When you have received your offer of acceptance with the School of Biological Sciences, we expect you will have many questions ahead of starting your programme in September.