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Biology, MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
The MSci Biology from University of Bristol is ideal if you have ambitions to continue in biological research and want extra experience and a competitive edge in applying for a PhD or research jobs.
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Overview

A key strength of studying biology at Bristol is exposure to the breadth of biological sciences, from enzymes through to ecosystems. During your study with us you will gain knowledge of the diversity, evolution, function and interactions between animals, microbes and plants. Our programme reflects the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology, taking into account the past, present and future of life on Earth.

Key facts:

The Biology degree offered at the University of Bristol starts broadly and then introduces more choice in years two and three, giving you the freedom to specialise or maintain breadth in your studies depending on your interests.

The additional fourth year of the MSci contains advanced skills training and a substantial research project, which is especially valuable for those aiming for a career in biological sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diversity ot Life
  • Life Processes 
  • Current Topics in Biology 
  • Big Ideas in Science 
  • World in Crisis? 
  • Fundamentals of Body Function 
  • Science of Happiness 
  • Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: AAA including two science-related subjects
  • A-level Contextual offer: ABB including two science-related subjects
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in two science-related subjects
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in two science-related subjects
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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