Get research experience and work towards a master’s qualification by undertaking a research project in your final year of this four-year programme.
This project will provide you with significant research experience which will be invaluable if you decide to apply for a PhD and enter a career in research.
Who is eligible?
You can apply directly for the MSci or it is possible to swap onto an MSci from the majority of our BSc courses.
Entry requirements for the BSc and MSci courses are the same and the first two years of the MSci are identical to the equivalent BSc course.
Continuation onto the MSci course is dependent on certain academic criteria and will be subject to a cap on the number of students.
What projects will be available?
There are more than 200 research labs at the University in which you could potentially undertake your project with research areas ranging from stem cell science to frog conservation biology.
Specialist research projects in the field or in history of science may also be available for specific courses.
“The MSci course gives you so much freedom in selecting and developing your own final year masters project. The University has hundreds of research labs working across all biological disciplines, meaning there is sure to be someone who is working in your area of interest. Many of the academics here are also leaders in their fields. The course has given me a unique opportunity to work closely alongside these experts to carefully develop a novel project plan.”Lucy McGowan / MSci Biology student
Fees and funding
The fees for the MSci year will be the same as the annual fees for the BSc courses. Please refer to individual course entries for more information.
MSci courses can be funded through a student loan in the same way as standard undergraduate degrees (for home/EU students), so they are a great way to fund a master’s qualification.
In comparison, if you apply for a master’s after completing an undergraduate course you wouldn’t receive the same level of financial support from the government for your postgraduate study.
Courses offering an integrated master's year
The below links will take you to the relevant MSci course page (2024 entry) on The University of Manchester website.