Biosciences (taught master's)

We're looking forward to welcoming you to Manchester to start your postgraduate degree with us.

We know you'll have lots of questions about preparing for your studies and what will happen once the semester starts. We'll be in touch with you about what you need to know closer to the start of the year.

This includes an email that we will send to you when you need to complete online introductory courses in areas such as health and safety as part of your induction programme. You can also look out for these courses when they are added to Blackboard, our online learning platform, after you have registered as a student.

In the meantime, you can take a look at general information about getting ready to come to Manchester at the links at the bottom of this page.

Welcome events

Monday 5 October 2020

10am-11:30am - Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences (online)

You're invited to a welcome event that will introduce you to the School of Biological Sciences, hosted by the PGT Director, Student Experience Lead and the Head of School.

You will receive an email with details of how to register for the event.

12pm - School of Biological Sciences careers event (online)

You will receive an email with details of how to access this event via Zoom.

Monday 12 October 2020

10am-10:30am - Wellbeing and student support (online)
10:30am-11am - Are you interested in becoming a student rep? (online)

You will receive an email with details of how to register for these events.

Thursday 22 October 2020

1pm - E-learning facilitated session for BIOL62000 (optional) (online)

This event will be accessible on the day via the Blackboard page for this course unit.

University Welcome events

Information on Welcome events taking place outside of your course can be found in the What's on section. Please ensure that any events you book onto do not clash with any course-specific Welcome and induction events.

Welcome message to new students

I would like to give a warm welcome to you all as you begin your postgraduate programme.

Biosciences subject area - Sarah Herrick photo

The University has a worldwide reputation based on high-quality teaching and research, and I am sure that your taught programme will provide an inspirational platform for your future career success.

Within the School, our goal is to create an environment that allows you to excel and reach your full potential. Offering access to first-class facilities and strong links with eminent researchers, commercial partners and regional health service providers, our postgraduate taught programmes are designed to meet the diverse needs of all our students.

The curriculum of our taught programmes provides the knowledge and skills you will need in your subject area, and all our master's programmes include an opportunity to carry out an independent research project on subjects spanning areas of life sciences and biomedical research from molecular to experimental biology and clinical medicine.

Students are at the heart of our teaching, and we have listened to current and past students, and incorporated their feedback to generate courses that we are extremely proud of.

Remember to make the most of the wide range of opportunities offered while you study and become part of the wider University community.

Although we are living through unusual times and ones that we have not experienced before, as always we are here to support you and wish you every success as you embark upon your taught programme, and develop your future career.

Wishing you all the best,

Professor Sarah Herrick
Director of Postgraduate Taught Education, School of Biological Sciences

Information for new students