Integrated master’s degree

We offer an integrated master’s degree scheme aimed at aspiring researchers or those seeking a career in science.

This four-year undergraduate course will expose students to the frontiers of research and provide training in advanced research techniques.

We are offering integrated master's versions of all of our four main degrees:

The four-year programme combines both undergraduate and postgraduate study and is new for 2016 entry. On completion of the programme students graduate with a master's degree.

Course structure

The first three years follow the same structure as the BSc programmes, except that the third year project is focused on masters’ students’ needs.

The final (fourth) year will expose students to the frontiers of research, and offer an extended laboratory experience in an active research lab, together with further training in advanced research methods.


A benefit of taking an integrated undergraduate master's programme is that you should be eligible for extended undergraduate student finance for this qualification. However rules might vary across the UK and we advise you to check with your national student finance provider.

Entering the programme

Applicants for 2017 entry and beyond can apply for the integrated master's via UCAS.

If you are commencing study in 2016, you have two options for signing up to the programme:

Entry methodDetails
Sign up to the integrated master's upon arrival in September.Students must achieve appropriate grades, typically AAA at A2 Level, or equivalent
Transfer into the integrated master's after year two of BSc Biosciences programme.

Entry into the master's programme will depend on satisfactory progress and space constraints. Students are expected to perform well in the in the first two years before going on to more specialised study.