MSc Systems & Synthetic Biology

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2:1 at undergraduate level in a relevant science degree and, if applicable, proven proficiency in English.

Degree requirements

You will need a strong background, at least a 2:1 or its equivalent at undergraduate level, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer sciences and modelling
  • Molecular Biology
  • Engineering
  • Biotechnology

If you have a background in physics, mathematics or another relevant discipline you may still be eligible. This is considered on a case-by case basis, please contact us with details of your qualifications before applying so we can assess your suitability.

Pre-application enquiries

International students

If you are unsure of your degree classification, Edinburgh Global provides information by country.

Entry requirement guidance by country

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must be able to meet the minimum standards that are set out by the College and recommended by the University.

You can find further information on specific conditions and exemptions, as well as suitable forms of documentation, on the International students website.

English language requirements

If your language skills only meet the lower end of the requirements, the English Language Teaching Centre at the University run several courses in English for Academic Purposes. You can enrol in one of the August courses before starting the programme in September.

Courses at English Language Education

Immigration advice

Edinburgh Global provides a wealth of information on UK student visas, including application guidance.

Immigration advice at Edinburgh Global