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MSc by Research in Life Sciences (2020 Entry)

Group of life sciences students



  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MSc by research
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years


Gain hands-on experience on this practical based MSc by research, while developing an understanding of relevant research techniques. The University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences, ranked 4th in the UK for Bioscience, conducts world-leading interdisciplinary research.


This is a practical course based on a single research project, carried out under the training and supervision of one of our Research Leaders. Assessment is by dissertation and oral examination. All students also participate in a programme of transferrable and research skills training. Our School of Life Sciences website offers more information on courses and funding for Postgraduate Research.

Research proposals should be developed in consultation with a potential supervisor. For further information, see How to Apply.


Areas for MSc (Research) supervision

Animal Health and Welfare; Biogeochemical Cycles; Biotechnology; Brain Function and Neuro-Degeneration; Cell Biology; Developmental Systems and Ageing; Environmental Microbiology; Environmental Resource Management and Ecosystems; Epidemiology and Modelling; Food Security; Gene Expression; Genomics and Bioinformatics; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Infectious Disease; Molecular Systems Biology; Molecular Structure and Mechanism; Network Reengineering; Neuroscience; Pathogenesis Mechanisms; Plant Pathology and Entomology; Plant Science; Signalling Pathways; Synthetic Biology.


Find potential supervisors via the Life Sciences Research Themes page: staff research pages are listed for individual research areas under each theme.


Entry requirements 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a Life Sciences related subject

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

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