Why study biological sciences?
Exploring the diversity and complexity of living organisms and living systems helps us to understand life in all its forms.
With scientific knowledge and research skills in biological sciences, you can make an important contribution to the welfare of people and the environment.
Biological scientists build strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, which employers value highly.
Why UWE Bristol?
MSci Biological Sciences is about the application of biological science to the real world.
This master’s-level degree is an ideal platform if you’re looking to pursue a research career, develop your communication and presentation skills, or simply delve deeper into the biological sciences.
With a hands-on, practical approach to learning, you’ll have lots of opportunities to build your skills in real-world situations.
Study in our microbiology or genetics labs. Go on an expedition to Madagascar or a Cuban island. Learn about primate ecology at Bristol Zoo.
Discover modern methods and technology, and explore life from the molecular level to the scale of ecosystems.
With many opportunities to build essential practical experience, the course offers the chance to undertake placements, internships, fieldwork and residential trips in the UK and abroad.
If you choose the sandwich course option, you can spend your third year on placement with a major employer in the pharmaceutical, healthcare or research sector in this country, Europe or further afield.
Building on the strengths of our BSc, the fourth year of the course focuses on research and the research process. You’ll apply your academic knowledge to contemporary issues, delve into the areas that most interest you, and expand your career horizons.
Where can it take me?
After qualifying, you can go into graduate-level jobs in a diverse range of organisations.
You could pursue careers in biological sciences, working in research and development in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and agrochemical sectors.
You could also work in sales, marketing or education, study for a postgraduate qualification or pursue a research career.