The Master of Science (MSc) in Life Sciences programme by coursework and dissertation is tailored to meet the needs of working teachers, science graduates or professionals interested in life sciences. It is designed and mass-customised in manageable courses to suit the applicant's previous educational background.

The programme aims to provide teachers and science graduates with specialised knowledge in the field of life sciences, by addressing not only the knowledge base but also the necessary experimental skills required. Without sacrificing the necessary breadth and depth of the multi-disciplinary nature of the life sciences, the participant is offered a highly personalised roadmap in which the most recent scientific developments are taught, and social and bioethical issues are discussed.

As participants receive training in the basic concepts, conduct experiments and projects under experienced and highly qualified scientists, they are given the opportunity to interact and explore vast new realms in the life sciences.

Specialisations are:

  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Plant Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Zoological Sciences

Participants are required to complete and pass eight courses and submit a dissertation not exceeding 15,000 words, or pass nine courses and conduct an Independent Research Project.

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours degree, or equivalent, in relevant courses
  • Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in relevant courses, and a year's professional working experience


The degree of Master of Science in Life Sciences is offered only on a part-time basis. The minimum and maximum periods of candidature are 24 months and 48 months respectively.

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
24 months