We offer eight on-campus taught masters 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.
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.
Quantitative Genetics: A collection of four closely-allied MSc programmes.
MSc Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology
An MSc in Synthetic Biology & Biotechnology is a route into a cutting edge area of biology.
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Prospective New MSc Programme
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