Stand out, get ahead, or change career. With our 180-point Master’s by coursework degrees, you’ll gain an internationally recognised qualification in one year of full-time study, or you can study part time.

You’ll take some core courses and choose from a range of elective courses so you can tailor your programme to your interests and career aspirations.

With small class sizes you’ll learn through seminar-style discussions with leading researchers and academics.

You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a trimester-long research project, or practical placement, where you'll apply what you’ve learnt.

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One-year Master's programmes

Biomedical Science

Every year millions of people are affected by disease and health conditions for which there is no treatment. Learn alongside world-leading experts to understand how immunology can be leveraged to keep us healthy, or how to identify and develop drugs and vaccines for untreated medical conditions.

Study in this area will put you at the forefront of the global health industry.

Policy and Engagement

Science is an important part of our society, and scientific knowledge belongs outside the lab. Policy and decision-making informed by science, and a scientifically-literate population are vital if we are going to successfully address the challenges we face.

Climate and Environment

The impact of climate change and environmental degradation are two of the most pressing challenges we face. Gain the skills you need to become a leader in protecting the natural world. With headlines dominated by stories of polluted oceans, rising sea levels, and biodiversity loss, the time to act is now.

Data and Statistics

Have a head for numbers? Learn how to leverage data to solve problems, uncover insights, and inform decision-making. Our programmes focus on real-world applications, giving you a mix of theoretical and practical skills ideal for starting your career.

A pathway to a Master’s degree

Not quite ready to apply for a Master’s? Find your pathway through a Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma in Science and become qualified for Master’s study in just one year.

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Graduate Diploma in Science

Study a new subject and enhance your career prospects by completing a 120-point Graduate Diploma in Science (GDipSc). The GDipSc will prepare you for a postgraduate programme such as the Master of Science or one of our 180-point Master’s programmes.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Science

Gain a more in-depth understanding of your scientific subject area and boost your career opportunities with a PGDipSc. The Diploma will take you one year of full-time study, during which you’ll further develop your skills in laboratory work, data analysis, and scientific communication.

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More postgraduate options

Discover our full range of Science and specialist postgraduate programmes, from certificate to PhD level.

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Awards and scholarships

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