Biology is a natural science about nature and its principles. This field of study explores living and non-living forms of organisms, including humans, animals, plants and microorganisms. Biology analyzes their structures, functioninig, growth, classifications, evolution, origin, distribution and interrelationships. It has a broad spectrum of academic fields like anatomy, astrobiology, biomechanics, botany, biophysics, pathology, zoology, neurobiology, anthropology, evolutionary biology, ichthyology, histology, biochemistry, ecology, physiology and many others.
Modern biology pays significant attention to cell structures, chemical and organic relations between atoms and molecules, gene engineering and modeling of evolution. Graduates can work in many different positions or improve knowledge at scientific research.
This academically challenging and career-developing programme focuses on research and development using biological and chemical principles and systems to create new products, services and industries. You will employ elements of the developing field of synthetic biology to bring about significant changes and major innovations that address the challenges of rapidly changing human demographics, resource shortages, energy economy transition and the concomitant growth in demand for more and healthier food, sustainable fuel cycles, and a cleaner environment.
The Biochemistry MSc programme aims to attract UK, EU and overseas students to Edinburgh to an academically-challenging and career-developing MSc programme studying biological systems at the molecular and cellular level.
This Master's Degree in Advanced Microbiology aims to provide students with a solid grounding in the role of microorganisms as pathogenic agents, the cellular and molecular basis of immune response and the tools used in diagnosing and treating infections caused by infectious agents.
The Otago Postgraduate Wildlife Management Programme has two course options: a one-year full-time 120-point Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management (PGDipWLM), or a 3-semester 180-point coursework Master of Wildlife Management (MWLM). Both options commence in February.
This M.Sc. in Immunology includes study of immunological processes and mechanism, how they contribute to disease and how they might be manipulated therapeutically. By focusing on the molecules, cells, organs and genes of the immune system, their interaction and how they are activated and regulated, students will develop a deep understanding of the pathological processes underpinning immune mediated disease and how they might be controlled. From a practical perspective the course involves in-depth instruction in modern methodologies used in immunology/biomedical research, including the fundamentals of molecular and cellular biology.
This multidisciplinary Masters course in Biological Psychiatry explores the relationship between basic principles, biological factors and clinical features in mental health disorders, allowing students to translate scientific understanding into effective clinical practice. It is aimed primarily at graduates with a background in psychiatry (or related health care disciplines), psychology, biological or social sciences, who wish to develop their research skills and broaden their research interests. The course will aid in equipping participants with the skills to progress into a career in psychiatry and psychiatric research or to embark on a doctoral programme
Plant Breeding plays an important role in the development of plant varieties for food, feed and industrial uses. New varieties have to meet current demands regarding yield, disease resistance, quality characteristics, salt or drought tolerance and suitability for sustainable plant production systems.
We invite applications from well-qualified candidates whose research interests correspond to our areas of research expertise focused around the following research groupings.
We invite applications from well-qualified candidates whose research interests correspond to our areas of research expertise focused on Biological Sciences.
We invite applications from well-qualified candidates whose research interests correspond to our areas of research expertise.
This MRes will provide you with research training in one or more of our Research Pathways and you will benefit from training in our Specialist Research Facilities. Research Staff will share their expertise and assist you in developing the skills necessary to do independent research, leading to a dissertation written as a scientific paper. All research students undertake taught modules followed by a major research project under the guidance of academic staff in one or more of our Research Pathways, and benefiting from training in our specialist research facilities.
Over the past 10-20 years, biology has become increasingly quantitative, and mathematical sciences have in turn been increasingly influenced by biology. It has been said that “mathematics is biology’s next microscope, only better” because mathematical, statistical, and computational sciences will continue to reveal unsuspected and entirely new worlds within biology as the microscope once did. It has also been said that “biology is mathematics’ next physics, only better” because biology will in turn continue to spur major new developments in computation, mathematics and statistics as physics has done in the past several hundred years. By offering a course that specifically targets the quantitative skills that biologists are going to be increasingly reliant upon we aim to give our graduates a head start in the race to shape how mathematics and biology shape their combined development during the 21st century.