Top 10 Biological Sciences Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

A Masters in Biological Sciences will set you up with the skills you need for a future in either academic research or within the vast Biological Sciences Industries.

Some courses offer substantial work placements and independent research, which are both useful for deciding your future career path. 

Take a look at these top ten Masters Degrees in Biological Sciences in the UK and Europe*.

MPhil in Biological Sciences (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience) – University of Cambridge

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £8,094 total cost for UK and EU students / £26,502 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: This is a full-time research degree at the University of Cambridge and leads to a PhD in Biological Sciences. Current research topics include Decoding the Notch signal, TRP channels and phototransduction in Drosophila, and The origins of cell types in the Zebrafish retina.

MSc by Research in Chemical Biology – University of Oxford

Duration: 2 to 3 years full time. 
Cost: £7,432 per year for UK and EU students / £23,027 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: As part of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Department at the University of Oxford, students are encouraged to take courses from across the department alongside their research. 

Master in Biology – ETH Zurich

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: CHF 580 per semester for all students. 
What You Will Study: This is an experimental research masters at ETH Zurich in Switzerland comprises of two 12-week research blocks and the rest of the year is spent writing up the research thesis. 

MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology – Imperial College London

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: £10,800 for UK and EU students / £28,000 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This MSc at Imperial College London gives students an understanding of the fundamentals and techniques of Bioscience and Biotechnology research. 

MSc in Biomedical Sciences – University College London

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time.
Cost: £13,350 for full-time and £6,640 per year for part-time UK and EU students / £25,880 for full-time and £13,060 per year for part-time international students. 
What You Will Study: This MSc in Biomedical Sciences at UCL is designed for students who are aiming to enter employment in or are already working in Biomedical industries. 

MSc in Drug Discovery and Translational Biology – University of Edinburgh

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: £13,800 for UK and EU students / £27,400 for international students. 
What You Will Study: The MSc at the University of Edinburgh prepares students for both future academic work and in industry. Students learn the whole process of designing a new drug and the processes that are gone through to bring it to market. 

Master in Bioengineering – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: CHF 633 per semester for all students. 
What You Will Study: Part of the Lifesciences Department at this Swiss university, students on this course can specialise in mechanics of transport phenomena, biological systems, biomimetics and tissue engineering and learn all the technical skills to work in Bioengineering. The course is taught in English. 

MSc in Biology – University of Copenhagen

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: No fee for EU students / DKK 125,000 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: The MSc in Biology at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark has five areas of specialisation, which are Molecular Biology and Genetics, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Ecology. The course is in taught English. 

Masters in Molecular Techniques in Life Science – Karolinska Institutet

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: No fee for EU students / SEK 200,000 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: Modules at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden include Genetics, Biophysical chemistry, and Translational Medicine studied in the first year. During the second year there is a research thesis

MRes in Biological Sciences – University of Manchester

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: £11,000 for UK and EU students / £23,500 for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at the University of Manchester will gain all of the skills they need for future research work. There are two work experience placements to help students decide which direction their careers should take.

*SOURCE: TOP UNIVERSITIES

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