Explore your interests
Our master's courses at Manchester are powered by the research that we are known for, from immunology and inflammation to genomic sciences.
We have a large variety of courses, so whether your passion lies in bioinformatics, cell biology or neuroscience - or even outside the lab in science communication, we'll have something to interest you.
On some courses, you will also study currently relevant topics.
Why choose Manchester?
Learn from top researchers
You'll get hands-on in the lab, working as part of a research team.
You'll learn from leading researchers through practical placements.
Our skills workshops and seminars with respected experts offer additional perspectives on conducting world-class research.
Get ready for your PhD
Many of our master's courses are designed to help students prepare for PhD study and a career in the lab.
You'll be getting a head start if you want to become a research scientist.
From our students
Clinical bioinformatics made me a better dermatologist
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My interest in infectious disease
A master's in Medical Microbiology has helped Emily explore possible career paths including medicine.
Highlights from my clinical biochemistry master’s
Not orginally planning to complete a postgraduate course, the Clinical Biochemistry master's changed Emily's mind.
Access unique facilities
Our technology platforms allow the interrogation of biology and disease from molecular interactions to whole organisms.
Depending on your area of interest, you'll have access to world-leading facilities such as our Genome Editing Unit, which is the only UK core facility that both uses CRISPR-Cas9 and trains others to do so.
Other courses offer the opportunity to familiarise yourself with technologies such as live cell imaging, flow cytometry and next generation sequencing, taking advantage of facilities right here in Manchester.
If your interests lie in biomedical research, you'll benefit from learning in a world-class research environment with close links to local NHS hospitals. This provides access to samples that can be used to explore real-life scenarios on some courses.
CRISPR – the future of genetic research at Manchester?
CRISPR is quite literally changing the world around you – and Manchester is leading the way.
- Biochemistry (MSc)
- Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (MSc)
- Biological Sciences (MSc)
- Biotechnology and Enterprise (MSc)
- Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine (MSc)
- Cell Biology (MSc)
- Clinical Bioinformatics (PGCert)
- Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (MRes)
- Developmental Biology (MSc)
- Experimental Psychology with Data Science (MRes)
- Genomic Medicine (MSc)
- History of Science, Technology and Medicine (MA)
- Infection Biology (MSc)
- Medical and Molecular Virology (MSc)
- Nanomedicine (MSc by Research)
- Neuroimaging for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience (MSc)
- Neuroscience (MSc)
- Precision Medicine (MSc)
- Science and Health Communication (MSc)
- Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine (MSc)
PhD with integrated master's
If you're planning to undertake a PhD after your master's, our Integrated PhD programme will enable you to combine your postgraduate taught course with a related PhD project in biology, medicine or health.
Making an application
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