Faculty of Biological Sciences

Masters Courses

MSc Biodiversity and Conservation
MSc Biodiversity and Conservation with African Field Course
MRes Biodiversity and Conservation
MRes Biodiversity and Conservation with African Field Course

Applications for this programme will close on the 18th June for 2016 entry. Any applications received after 20th May will be considered and placed on a waiting list. We are still accepting applications for 2017 entry.

The University of Leeds has twice been recognised by the European Union as a "Centre of Excellence" for biodiversity and conservation training. We believe biodiversity can only be managed and conserved when it can be measured and interpreted properly. Our postgraduate biodiversity and conservation courses are distinct from similar courses offered in the UK in their concentration on the biological principles underlying biodiversity, its assessment and management.

MSc Bioscience

We offer a range of Masters degrees in the biomolecular sciences designed to prepare you for a career in modern biosciences. MSc Bioscience is aimed at students wishing to study a broad-based Masters degree. If you wish to maintain a breadth in your training we recommend you study the MSc Bioscience programme to experience a wide range of module options. Alternatively, if you wish to gain more detailed experience and training in a specific area you can select to study one of our specialist programmes instead.

MSc Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a fast-moving sector that requires highly trained individuals who are able to work innovatively across disciplines of biological sciences, engineering and chemistry. Our MSc Biotechnology is interdisciplinary and utilises modules from the Faculty of Engineering and the Centre for Molecular Nanoscience. The programme integrates biological sciences with biochemical engineering to provide training for the modern biotechnology industry.

MSc Infection, Immunity & Human Disease

The need to develop new strategies to combat both infectious and non-infectious diseases remains a major global challenge. This degree aims to enhance the employability of students wishing to work in these areas by providing training in the mechanisms underpinning a spectrum of infectious and non-infectious diseases, together with current and new diagnostic and treatment strategies.

MSc Plant Science and Biotechnology

Our MSc Plant Science and Biotechnology degree provides training in modern molecular aspects of plant science and its application to plant biotechnology. While we are happy to consider those who have done a more organism-based plant biology undergraduate degree we do expect some fundamental knowledge of the cellular and molecular basis of life, so please make sure you provide this information in your application or contact us to discuss your suitability. We will also consider those from a non-plant biosciences background who wish to acquire knowledge and expertise in this area, again please contact us to discuss your suitability. Teaching is delivered by researchers from the University of Leeds’ Centre for Plant Sciences.