Finding your Biological and Life Sciences funding opportunities

A Masters degree in biological and life sciences can offer you a pathway to a worthwhile career in science and academia. Subjects related to the study of biology and living systems are represented by biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell biology, molecular biology and virology, chemical and environmental science, food, forensic and marine sciences.

Students are attracted from around the world to study and build careers in the biological sciences, as the research undertaken by universities has a direct impact on the life and sustainability of the planet and all living things within it. 

Students will be interested to progress from a generalised biological science background to a more specialised field, and the opportunities for additional funding at masters level and PhD is very good. Many universities fund annual research projects that cover areas of expertise, particularly those establishments with excellent links with commerce and industry. 

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Why study a postgraduate degree in Biological and Life Sciences

The leading research-intensive universities have excellent facilities to undertake primary research, but if you have specific skills and aptitude for niche areas then the biological science research projects are a particularly well supported area of interest among most universities. Look at the locations of universities where you have an interest- if you want to specialise in marine life or agriculture then the campus will be ideally located to take advantage of local resources.

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