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Entry Requirements, Fees, and How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a first or second class undergraduate degree in a relevant scientific discipline (or equivalent non-UK qualification).

Applicant must have a minumum of IELTS 6.5 (with no individual component score below 6.0) or equivalent qualifications, (the MSc is classed as a band A course).

Applicants with less than IELTS 6.5 are welcome to apply, but such applicants may be required to fund and pass an accredited Scientific English Language Skills module before the start of the autumn term.

Fees and How to Apply

Prospective applicants may view the Postgraduate pages for more information on how to apply.

Information regarding funding your degree can be found on the postgraduate funding pages.

Tuition Fees MSc

(2013/2014 rates)

Home/EU: Full-time MSc: £6,740, Part-time MSc: £3,370

Overseas: (Band 1) Full-time MSc: £15,190, Part-time MSc: £7,595

Overseas: (Band 2 – laboratory based) Full-time MSc: £19,400, Part-time MSc: £9,700


More detailed information on fees (The MSc is a Band 2 course)

*Information correct as of Sept 2013 and are subject to change by the University without notice.

Funding is possible by a range of mechanisms including University scholarships, an external scholarship or by self/family funding.

External Scholarships: A comprehensive list of scholarships for taught Masters study can be found through the International Office who highlight the opportunities from all over the world.