Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

This course gives you the opportunity to develop your research skills, including data analysis, bioinformatics tools and presentation skills. You will also acquire a wide range of advanced research techniques through carrying out a 1'year research project under the direction of a member of academic staff. The project is written up in the format of a scientific paper for publication, and this forms a major component of the assessment. The project will be selected from 1 of 3 major research areas within the School: Biomedical sciences (BMS); plant molecular sciences (PMS); ecology evolution and behaviour (EEB). We suggest you search initially under the appropriate research area, and from there follow links to academic staff members whose research descriptions look interesting to you.

Course Modules

The course is made up of 2 elements: Taught element (develop your research skills in: Experimental design; data analysis; quality assurance; use of bioinformatic tools; grant'writing; writing papers; communicating with the media; presenting at a conference); research project.

Course Additional Entry

Typically a UK lower 2nd class Honours degree (2.2), or equivalent, in biology, biochemistry or a related discipline. However individual supervisors might request a higher degree classification. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Res) £16,800  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Res) £7,052  Academic year. First year home fees