UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This four'year MSci offers an additional year on top of the Biological Sciences BSc, which includes a research project, providing extra depth and knowledge which will particularly benefit those interested in further research. Year three may be spent abroad at a university in Asia, Australia, Europe or the USA.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Quantitative biology; introduction to microbiology; introduction to genetics; life on earth. Year 2 examples: Environmental biology; genetics; human genetics; zoology. Year 3 examples: Literature review. Year 4 examples: Research project in biological sciences.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
MSci (Hons) £21,320  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
MSci (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAAB
  • GCE A-level AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 80%-85%
  • International Baccalaureate 38
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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86% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 78%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 80%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 89%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 40
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

28% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 46%

Total Coursework: 39%

Total Practical: 15%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation