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MSc in Life Sciences

MSc in Life Sciences

School of Science and Technology



About The Programme

This postgraduate research programme will provide you with the opportunity to conduct original research, which extends the frontiers of knowledge in a specialised area of your choice in Life Sciences.

You will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to undertake future, independent research. Graduates will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills that can be applied in the future.

The programme provides advanced knowledge of, and training in, research methods that will enable graduates to apply their knowledge and skills as researchers, practitioners and administrators in many fields of life sciences and assist them in obtaining employment in areas such as education, health, and the biopharmaceutical industry.


Validated by:

March & August

Full Time: 2 Years
Part Time: 3 Years

Career Prospects

  • Biochemist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Immunologist
  • Physiologist
  • Academia/ Science Educator
  • Microbiologist
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Product Specialist
  • Sales Manager
  • Quality Control Specialist


Programme Structure

The MSc in Life Sciences consists of one taught module and one thesis. Students will be required to complete one taught module, namely Research Methodology, before they proceed to writing the thesis. By undergoing this module, candidates will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully towards the Master’s degree.

Students will have an opportunity to examine research designs with methodology as well as data analysis techniques employed by researchers. At the end of this module, candidates will be expected to formulate and submit a proposal for research in an area of their own interest or specialisation.

The MSc is awarded based on the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis should demonstrate proficiency, criticality and mastery in the subject or chosen area of research.

  • Cancer Biology & Herapeutics
  • Ecology & Conservation
  • Neurobiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobials
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Cell Biology


Entry Requirement

A Bachelor’s degree in Biological sciences with minimum CGPa of  2.75 or equivalent.


English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0;
  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based);
  • PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
  • Cambridge English (First)  75+
  • Cambridge English (Advanced)  Minimum 67


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