University of Liverpool

Through the ethos of research-led teaching, our MSc in Advanced Biological Sciences will provide you with an innovative and rewarding experience within an excellent environment of state-of-the-art research laboratories, cutting-edge provision for proteomics, genomics, advanced genome sequencing and analysis, a cell imaging suite, transgenic plants facility and an NMR centre for protein structure analysis.The School has developed bespoke pathways to MSc awards across all of its research areas, affording applicants the opportunity to develop their own postgraduate degree programmes. These new programmes can therefore be based around your particular areas of interest. The title of your degree award will reflect your pathway of choice, which in turn reflects the research interest of the research grouping, for example, MSc Advanced Biological Sciences (Molecular Oncology).You will be able to choose from a series of taught modules to ensure that you develop the correct academic background and skills to excel in research. You will also be offered a flexible but guided programme of study, which will enable you to develop your leadership, information technology and professional skills.Pathways include:-Advanced Biological Sciences (Animal Sciences)-Advanced Biological Sciences (Cell Signalling)-Advanced Biological Sciences (Evolution and Behaviour)The pathways on offer are under review and therefore subject to change, please contact the programme director for more information before you apply.ProjectsResearch projects offered in previous years include:-Combining species-specific and site-specific conservation: towards a more integrated conservation effort-Interference interactions between Staphylococcus aureus and other members of the nasal microflora-Preparation of recombinant S100P protein for interaction studies-Investigating the activity of potential malarial therapeutics-From mate choice to partner preference-MCL-1 as a regulator of apoptosis in myeloid cell lines-Using experimental evolution to test diffuse coevolution theory in host-symbiont interactions.

Entry Requirements

Typically our entry requirements will require a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant Biological Sciences subject.Applications from international students are especially encouraged. International qualifications will be evaluated in line using the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see for English Language requirements specific to your country.If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes. Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes; you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at

Closing Date

As we receive many more applications than there are places, we would encourage you to apply early, preferably before the end of July for International Students and the end of August for Home/EU students. If you have any queries, you can check with the programme director prior to making a formal application.