Biological Sciences

Postgraduate taught

We offer thirteen on-campus taught masters programmes spanning the breadth of the Biological Sciences, taught by world-leading academics.

The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh has one of the largest concentrations of biologists in the United Kingdom, with cutting-edge research in a wide range of disciplines. Our postgraduate teaching derives from our research strengths, and you will be taught by scientists of international repute. 

Our 13 on-campus, masters programmes span the breadth of the Biological Sciences. We continually seek to provide you with a rich student experience, and opportunities to grow and progress in whichever ways benefit your future. We regularly review our courses and programmes so as to keep abreast of major advances in biology and to provide you with a range of desirable graduate attributes. 

The world is facing increasingly complex challenges. By studying with us you will be in an exceptional position to help make the future better. Through our world-leading research, teaching, innovation and impact, we strive to solve real-world problems of local, national and international relevance.

Our Masters Programmes

You can find out more about our postgraduate taught programmes on the degree finder including information on programme structure, optional courses, learning outcomes, career opportunities, field trips, entry requirements, and fees and funding.

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