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Biological Sciences

MSc by Research
  • Option 1 year full time or 2 years part time
  • Year of entry 2021
  • Campus Egham

The course

Refine your research skills and develop advanced scientific and technical expertise with a one-year Masters by Research degree in Biological Sciences.

Choose your preferred research area from Biomedical Sciences, Plant Molecular Sciences and Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour to learn alongside academic staff working at the frontiers of knowledge in their particular fields. Find out more about our Research Projects.

You’ll contribute to a renowned research culture, with Royal Holloway, University of London Department of Biological Sciences ranked 25th in the UK for influential research output by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Study in our state-of-the-art laboratories, providing advanced equipment for bioinformatics, mass spectrometry and protein and gene sequencing. You’ll have access to on-site woodland and meadow field testing facilities, and our campus is within easy reach of sites of special scientific interest, including Windsor Great Park, Box Hill and Chobham Common.

Gain the generic skills and hands-on experience you need to continue into further study as a PhD student, or progress towards a research career in a variety of different sectors.  

Find out more about applying here.

  • Develop research skills to progress to further study at PhD level or a research career in a variety of sectors.
  • Take part in world-class research led by renowned academics.
  • Use our state-of-the-art facilities, including equipment for bioinformatics, mass spectrometry and protein and gene sequencing.
  • Study on a biodiverse campus with on-site woodland and meadow field testing facilities, within reach of sites of special scientific interest including Windsor Great Park and Box Hill.
  • Carry out research in biomedical sciences, plant molecular sciences and ecology, or evolution and behaviour.

Your understanding and interpretation of novel scientific data will be assessed in the form of a thesis, while your training in transferable skills (provided by the taught component) will be assessed by coursework.

76% of research ranked 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)

Source: REF, 2014

30 permanent members of academic staff

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