School of Biosciences

This online chat event is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students, applicants and offer-holders about the programmes we offer in the School of Biosciences:

Biosciences is one of the most dynamic and fast-moving of the modern sciences. It embraces topics from bioinformatics to structural biology, from genomics to genetic conservation, from pathogenicity to toxicology, from gene regulation to human growth factors and cell signalling, and from environmental biology to animal and plant physiology.

Professor Steve Busby will be online between 10:00-11:00 to answer your questions about available programmes.

Fourteen of our postgraduate mentors have studied in the School of Biosciences. You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to study in the School via our mentor website.

More information about postgraduate opportunities in the School of Biosciences

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  • Professor Steve Busby

    Steve is the programme coordinator for taught masters programmes in the School of Biosciences. (Live Q&A 10:00 - 11:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the School of Biosciences live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these online chat events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Saturday 23 November 2019. We also run bespoke Campus Tours and Conversations throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Rob Jenkinson asked:

How many students will there be on the course next year?

Steve Busby replied:

Not easy to answer that but typical numbers are 20-30 on each Programme. In this cohort, we have 35 students on the MSc Molecular Biotechnology Programme, but that is unusual.

Welcome to this Live Q&A about the postgraduate opportunities in the School of Biosciences. Professor Steve Busby is now online until 11:00 to answer your questions.

Your question will be posted on this feed once it has been answered, which might take a little time if we receive a lot of questions. Please don’t worry if you don’t see your question and its answer immediately – you only need to submit each question once and keep an eye on the feed for when the answer is posted.