College of Science & Engineering

Biological Sciences

We operate selection deadlines for some postgraduate taught programmes in Biological Sciences

The postgraduate taught programmes listed below from the School of Biological Sciences have selection deadlines. 

You can apply up until the final selection deadline listed for the programme, although we do recommend applying as early as you can. Please note programmes may close early due to high demand.

A small number of offers will be made to outstanding candidates on an ongoing basis, but  the majority of applications will be held until each of the published selection deadline rounds below and then considered together.  Following each selection round deadline:

  • Applicants who are being made an offer will be notified.
  • Applicants who have been unsuccessful will be notified.
  • Applicants still being considered will have their application carried forward to the next round.

We expect to make the majority of decisions within eight weeks of each selection deadline. 


Biological Sciences

Programme Round 1 deadline Round 2 deadline Round 3 deadline
MSc Bioinformatics 31 January 31 March 31 May
MSc Biotechnology 31 January 31 March 31 May
MSc Drug Discovery and Translational Biology 31 January 31 March 31 May
MSc Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity 31 January 31 March 31 May