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    Develop additional expertise and a higher qualification

Master's programmes

At Reading, you can take your expertise in the Biological Sciences to a higher level. We offer a range of master's degrees which are ideal for making you stand out to employers or acting as a bridge to doctoral study.

We offer master's degrees which cover many of the disciplines within Biological Sciences.

Student performing biomedical researchMSC BY RESEARCH BIOMEDICINE

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to launch a career as a biomedical researcher.

Combining taught modules and original research, this course gives you the opportunity to learn the key techniques for discovery in the biomedical field as well as transferable skills such as project management.


Gain expertise about the world of insects, from identification to insect-related issues facing society.

Working wholly in the field and the lab, you will learn important identification, preparation (pinning, carding etc), and quantitative methods. We partner with several industry-leading organisations and professional individuals making the course an excellent route into a career in entomology.

molecular medicineMSc Molecular Medicine

Learn the research and theoretical skills needed for a career in molecular medicine.

This course allows you, through specialist modules, to gain expertise in different areas in molecular medicine including endocrinology, platelet biology and cancer metastasis. You will learn through a blend of taught theoretical modules and your own original research project.



Applied Ecology and ConservationMSc Species Identification and Survey Skills

Learn important skills for a career in ecology, conservation and consultancy.

Teaching industry-critical ecology and ecological surveying techniques, this course will give you everything you need to work in the competitive conservation sector. This is a highly practical course, with maximum focus on gaining practical experience.


Looking for 2022/23 courses?

If you would like to start studying Biological Sciences at the University of Reading in 2022, please view our 2022/23 postgraduate courses.

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